Clement VI, Pope, ca 1291-1352; Popes--Primacy--History; Popes--Temporal power--History
The papacy of Clement VI (1342-1352) was distinguished by
its political activism, its attempt to resurrect the impetus
for crusading, and its efforts to attract the best and
brightest talents to Avignon. The attributes which
"The figure traditionally interpreted as Minerva is actually the armed personification of a subjugated people." (Caption, p. 187); "The top of the attic story, set almost 18 meters above the grade, contains holes for the cramps that...