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Savonarola : the rise and fall of a Renaissance prophet

Author: Donald Weinstein
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Girolamo Savonarola, the fifteenth-century doom-saying friar, embraced the revolution of the Florentine republic and prophesied that it would become the center of a New Age of Christian renewal and world domination. This new biography, the culmination of many decades of study, presents an original interpretation of Savonarola's prophetic career and a highly nuanced assessment of his vision and motivations. --from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Church history
History
biografi
Named Person: Girolamo Savonarola; Girolamo Savonarola; Girolamo Savonarola; Girolamo Savonarola
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Weinstein
ISBN: 9780300111934 0300111932
OCLC Number: 747385668
Description: xii, 379 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Making of a moralist --
Making of a preacher --
Making of a prophet --
Florence and the Medici --
The magnificent Lorenzo --
Bologna to Florence --
Lo, the sword of God! --
The new Cyrus --
Liberty! --
The Ark and the flood --
Toward the New Jerusalem --
The virgin and the republic of virtue --
The pope summons --
Obstacles to the Spirit --
Mobilizing the children --
I can't live without preaching --
The tail acquires a head --
Burning the vanities --
Excommunicated! --
Defiance --
Exodus --
Trial by fire --
Despair and hope --
Silence --
Echoes --
Afterwords.
Responsibility: Donald Weinstein.

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