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Benedict XIV and the enlightenment : art, science, and spirituality

Author: Rebecca Marie Messbarger; Christopher M S Johns; Philip Gavitt
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2016] ©2016
Series: Toronto Italian studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Benedict XIV and the Enlightenment offers a comprehensive assessment of Benedict's engagement with Enlightenment art, science, spirituality, and culture.

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Biography
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Benedict XIV and the enlightenment.
Toronto, ON : University of Toronto Press, [2016]
(OCoLC)920015740
Named Person: Benedict, Pope; Benedict, Pope
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Marie Messbarger; Christopher M S Johns; Philip Gavitt
ISBN: 9781442624757 1442624752
OCLC Number: 948393490
Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 505 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: Preface: Interpreting a papacy, revising an age / Rebecca Messbarger --
Introduction: The scholars' pope: Benedict XIV and the Catholic Enlightenment / Christopher M.S. Johns --
Benedict's patronage of learned women / Marta Cavazza --
The pope and the Englishwoman: Benedict XIV, Jane Squire, the Bologna Academy, and the problem of longitude / Paula Findlen --
Benedict XIV and new world convent reform / Stephanie Kirk --
The art and science of human anatomy in Benedict's vision of the Enlightenment church / Rebecca Messbarger --
The devil's advocate among the physicians: what Prospero Lambertini learned from medical sources / Gianna Pomata --
Modernizing the miraculous body in Prospero Lambertini's De servorum Dei / Fernando Vidal --
Benedict XIV and the natural sciences / John L. Heilbron --
Benedict XIV and the Galileo affair: liberalization or carelessness? / Maurice A. Finocchiaro --
Reorder and restore: Benedict XIV, the Index, and the Holy Office / Maria Pia Donato --
Lambertini's treatises and the cultural project of Benedict XIV: two sides of the same policy / Maria Teresa Fattori --
Benedict XIV and the holiness of the popes in the first half of the eighteenth century / Roberto Rusconi --
Vicar of Christ and Alter Christus: Benedict XIV's Della S. Messa / Peter Björn Kerber --
Prospero Lambertini and the Accademia degli Arcadi (1694-1708) / Paola Giuli --
Benedict XIV's enlightened patronage of the Capitoline Museum / Carole Paul --
Papal diplomacy and the Catholic Enlightenment: Benedict XIV's Caffeaus in the Quirinal Gardens / Christopher M.S. Johns --
Pedagogy in plaster: Ercole Lelli and Benedict XIV's Gipsoteca at Bologna's Instituto delle Scienze e delle Arti / Jeffrey Collins --
Ethnicity, empire, and "Europe": Jesuit art in China during the papacy of Benedict XIV / Kristina Kleutghen --
Academic practice and Roman architecture during the reign of Benedict XIV / Tommaso Manfredi.
Series Title: Toronto Italian studies.
Responsibility: edited by Rebecca Messbarger, Christopher M.S. Johns, and Philip Gavitt.
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