Papal States


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Pa·pal States

 (pā′pəl)
A group of territories in central Italy ruled by the popes from 754 until 1870. They were originally given to the papacy by Pepin the Short and reached their greatest extent in 1859. The last papal state—the Vatican City—was formally established as a separate state by the Lateran Treaty of 1929.
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Papal States

pl n
(Historical Terms) the temporal domain of the popes in central Italy from 756 ad until the unification of Italy in 1870. Also called: States of the Church
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Pa′pal States′


n.pl.
the areas in central Italy ruled by the popes from a.d. 755 until the unification of Italy in 1870. Also called States of the Church.
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Noun1.Papal States - the temporal dominions belonging to the pope (especially in central Italy)
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
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Papal States

pl (Hist) → Kirchenstaat m
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All this country belongs to the Papal States. They do not appear to have any schools here, and only one billiard table.
This shows that the Papal States are as far advanced as Turkey.
One would almost imagine from the long list that is given of cannibal primates, bishops, arch-deacons, prebendaries, and other inferior ecclesiastics, that the sacerdotal order far outnumbered the rest of the population, and that the poor natives were more severely priest-ridden than even the inhabitants of the papal states. These accounts are likewise calculated to leave upon the reader's mind an impression that human victims are daily cooked and served up upon the altars; that heathenish cruelties of every description are continually practised; and that these ignorant Pagans are in a state of the extremest wretchedness in consequence of the grossness of their superstitions.
Ten young descendants of Marius and the Gracchi, barefooted and out at elbows, with one hand resting on the hip and the other gracefully curved above the head, stared at the traveller, the post-chaise, and the horses; to these were added about fifty little vagabonds from the Papal States, who earned a pittance by diving into the Tiber at high water from the bridge of St.
In sections on images and conversion, the visual negotiation of hybridity, and a different Otherness in the Mediterranean, they consider such topics as converting Jews through preaching and painting in the Kingdom of Aragon around 1400, reassessing the artistic choices of the Castilian nobility at the end of the 14th century, Islamic rugs in the painting of the eastern Adriatic: use and iconography in the early modern period, confronting Islam: images of warfare and courtly display in late medieval and early modern Spain, and defeating the enemy: the image of the Turkish slave in the Adriatic periphery of the Papal States during the 18th century.
Ten years later, in 1870, the Papal States were added.
He was also lord of Rimini, a small city state and dependency within the Papal States. Malatesta's relations with the papacy were strained at best, for he was accused of plotting to kill Paul II.
Cessario argues that Pius IX decided the case in accordance with what Canon and civil law required in the Papal states of the late 1850s.
At which 1717 naval battle did the Ottomans fight an alliance of Venice, Portugal and the Papal States? 9.
The United States maintained consular relations with the Papal States from 1797 to 1870 and diplomatic relations with the Pope, in his capacity as head of the Papal States, from 1848 to 1868, though not at the ambassadorial level.
Coppa suggests the continued struggle over the papal states in the 19th century decisively shaped the Holy See's diplomacy in the 20th.
The attachment in that year of the duchies to Piedmont-Sardinia on the basis of the popular will and the overthrow of the old order in Sicily and the South by the Garibaldian revolution meant that papal rule in central Italy was now an obvious anachronism, and that the Papal States stood in the way of a united Italy.