Why were there three popes at the same time? - Joëlle Rollo-Koster
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Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, Poets, Saints, and Visionaries of the Great Schism, 1378–1417, wrote a cultural history of the Schism, while Richard Condon’s 1983 A Trembling Upon Rome, maybe one of the few popular novels that addresses John XXIII, one of the popes of the Schism. Umberto Ecco’s The Name of the Rose remains the best popular reading on the Avignon papacy.
Modern Vatican City is explained in this short video. You can also take a look at the Vatican archives and check out the Vatican’s digital lab, which offers free access to many digitized medieval manuscripts.
Most videos found on the Web regarding the Western Schism have a tendency to be biased and follow the religious leaning of their authors. They may be either overly judgmental or apologetic of the papacy, and should be watched with an acute and critical eye.
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