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Fire in the city : Savonarola and the struggle for Renaissance Florence

Author: Lauro Martines
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A gripping and beautifully written narrative that reads like a novel, Fire in the City presents a compelling account of a key moment in the history of the Renaissance, illuminating the remarkable man who dominated the period, the charismatic Girolamo Savonarola. Lauro Martines, whose decades of scholarship have made him one of the most admired historians of Renaissance Italy, here provides a remarkably fresh
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Genre/Form: Biography
Church history
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Martines, Lauro.
Fire in the city.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607778354
Online version:
Martines, Lauro.
Fire in the city.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607844961
Named Person: Girolamo Savonarola; Girolamo Savonarola; Girolamo Savonarola
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lauro Martines
ISBN: 9780195177480 0195177487 9780195327106 0195327101
OCLC Number: 62281870
Description: xvi, 336 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Chorus --
Vile bodies: 1472-1490 --
The friar returns: 1490-1491 --
The wait: 1492-1494 --
Fear and loathing: November 1494 --
Holy liberty --
Stamping out tyranny: 1494-1495 --
God and politics --
Angels and enforcers: 1496-1498 --
The Pope and the friar: 1495-1497 --
The Savonarolan moment --
Wailers and bigots --
Excommunication: May-June 1497 --
Five executions: August 1497 --
Rome closes in --
Foiled fire --
The siege of San Marco: April 1498 --
Confessions of a sinner --
Fire again: three executions: May 1498 --
The conscience of a city.
Responsibility: by Lauro Martines.
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