Selected Writings of Girolamo Savonarola
Religion and Politics, 1490-1498
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Selected Writings of Girolamo Savonarola by Girolamo Savonarola
Book DescriptionFive hundred years after his death at the stake, Girolamo Savonarola remains one of the most fascinating figures of the Italian Renaissance. This wide-ranging collection, with an introduction by historian Alison Brown, includes translations of his sermons and treatises on pastoral ministry, prophecy, politics, and moral reform, as well as the correspondence with Alexander VI that led to Savonarola's silencing and excommunication. Also included are first-hand accounts of religio-civic festivities instigated by Savonarola and of his last moments. This collection demonstrates the remarkable extent of Savonarola's contributions to the religious, political, and aesthetic debates of the late fifteenth century.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300103267
(234mm x 156mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 14-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Brought to Florence by Lorenzo de' Medici as a celebrity preacher, Girolamo Savonarola (1452-1498), a Dominican friar, would play a major role in the convulsive events that led to the overthrow of the Medici themselves. The Latin writings in this volume, all composed in the year before he was hanged, are translated into English for the first time.
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Donald P. R . Beebe is an independent scholar and received a Ph.D. from Yale University. Anne E. Borelli received a M. Phil. from Yale University. MARIA Pastore Passaro is Professor of Italian Language and Literature at Central Connecticut State University.
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