"Exigit Contumacium" Papal Bull

"Exigit Contumacium" Papal Bull Facsimile Edition

Rome (Italy) — 1513

A papal bull issued on February 18th, 1513, excommunicating King John III and Queen Catherine of Navarre for their support of the French invasion of Italy

  1. Pope Julius II (1443–1513) was a powerful statesman who ratified the Treaty of Tordesillas

  2. Julius was nicknamed the “Warrior Pope” for leading the Papal States during the Italian Wars

  3. He also established the Swiss Guards and initiated work on rebuilding St. Peter’s Basilica

"Exigit Contumacium" Papal Bull

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"Exigit Contumacium" Papal Bull

Pope Julius II was one of the most powerful and influential popes of the Late Middle Ages and chose his papal name not in honor of Pope Julius I but of Julius Caesar and was nicknamed the “Warrior Pope” for leading the Papal States during the Italian Wars. Thanks to his leadership, the Papal States survived as an independent state that regained its important position in the political landscape of 16th century Europe. Julius II is also famous for establishing the Swiss Guards, ratifying the Treaty of Tordesillas, and initiating work on rebuilding St. Peter’s Basilica in the Renaissance style including commissioning Michelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel. The Exigit Contumacium is a papal bull issued on February 18th, 1513 that excommunicated the co-rulers of the Kingdom of Navarre – King John III and his wife Queen Catherine – for their support of King Louis XII of France, who had invaded Italy. The document was neatly written by an expert scribe and is adorned with a papal seal.

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Alternative Titles
Päpstliche Bulle "Exigit Contumacium"
Bula "Exigit Contumacium" Papa Julio II
Size / Format
1 folio / 80.0 × 53.0 cm
Origin
Italy
Date
1513
Language
Content
Papal bull on the excommunication of the royal couple John III of Navarre and Catherine of Navarre

Available facsimile editions:
Editorial Mintzoa – Pamplona
Limited Edition: 150 copies
Facsimile Editions

#1 Bula "Exigit Contumacium" Papa Julio II

Editorial Mintzoa – Pamplona

Publisher: Editorial Mintzoa – Pamplona
Limited Edition: 150 copies
Commentary: 1 volume by Aitor Pescador
Language: Spanish

In addition to the commentary volume, the facsimile edition contains a transcription of the original Latin text including the translation.
1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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