Savonarola's Women by Tamar Herzig
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Savonarola's Women
By Tamar Herzig

Savonarola's Women

Visions and Reform in Renaissance Italy

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Savonarola's Women by Tamar Herzig

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Girolamo Savonarola (1452-98), the religious reformer, preacher, and Florentine civic leader, was burned at the stake as a false prophet by the order of Pope Alexander VI. Tamar Herzig here explores the networks of Savonarola's female followers that proliferated in the two generations following his death. Drawing on sources from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, many never before studied, transcribed, or contextualized in Savonarolan scholarship and religious history, Herzig shows how powerful public figures and clerics continued to ally themselves with these holy women long after the prophet's death. In their quest to stay true to their leader's teachings, Savonarola's female followers faced hostile superiors within their orders, local political pressures, and the deep-rooted misogynistic assumptions of the Church establishment. This unprecedented volume demonstrates how reform circles throughout the Italian peninsula each tailored Savonarola's life and works to their particular communities' regionally specific needs. "Savonarola's Women" is an important reconstruction of women's influence on one of the most important and controversial religious movements in premodern Europe.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226329154
ISBN-10: 0226329151
Format: Hardback
(239mm x 163mm x 29mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 11-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Tamar Herzig

Tamar Herzig is a postdoctoral researcher in the history department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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