The Borgias: Coronation of Pope Alexander VI
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The coronation process legitimizes the transfer of power to the newly elected pope. This clip illustrates the coronation ceremony of Pope Alexander VI.

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  1. How can the atmosphere of the coronation be described?
  2. How do the congregants react when the pope to be walks past?
  3. What action makes him Pope Alexander VI?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the development of Christianity as a unifying social and political factor in medieval Europe...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the characteristics of Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy

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