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Selected Writings of Girolamo Savonarola: Religion and Politics, 1490-1498 (Italian Literature and Thought)

 
 
 
 
Selected Writings of Girolamo Savonarola: Religion and Politics, 1490-1498 (Italian Literature and Thought)
Author: Girolamo Savonarola
ISBN 13: 9780300103267
ISBN 10: 300103263
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2006-03-15
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 448
List Price: $95.00
 
 

Five 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.