The Saintly Politics of Catherine of Siena
By (author) F. Thomas Luongo
Normal Price: $89.00
Your Price: $80.10 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $8.90! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $4.01 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 7-10 days
Saintly Politics of Catherine of Siena by F. Thomas Luongo
Book DescriptionSaint Catherine of Siena (1347-1380) has become a defining figure in the history of medieval religion and one of the main exemplars of the "feminine turn" in late medieval religious culture. Despite a hagiographical tradition and historiography that has placed Catherine at a mystic remove from the politics of her day, Catherine's public authority was shaped by politics, both locally in Siena and broadly within late-fourteenth-century contests between the papacy and the Republic of Florence for hegemony in central Italy. In The Saintly Politics of Catherine of Siena, F. Thomas Luongo combines literary-critical readings of Catherine's letters-she was the author of one of the largest collections of medieval letters-with political and social analysis. Drawing on a wide range of archival sources, Luongo investigates how Catherine's spiritual authority and sanctity were linked with contemporary political and cultural developments. He shows how the political situation of the church in Italy and a culture that privileged female spirituality and prophetic speech facilitated Catherine's emergence into a public role. The Catherine who emerges from Luongo's well-written pages is a splendid example of what can result when a historian asks fresh questions about a familiar figure's life and brings new materials and methods to bear in formulating answers. The Saintly Politics of Catherine of Siena offers a woman more complex and interesting than the figure portrayed in most contemporary scholarship.
Buy Saintly Politics of Catherine of Siena book by F. Thomas Luongo from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780801443954
(235mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 19-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United States
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Saintly Politics of Catherine of Siena book by F. Thomas Luongo and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - F. Thomas Luongo
F. Thomas Luongo is Assistant Professor of History at Tulane University.
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687