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The Resource Fire in the city : Savonarola and the struggle for Renaissance Florence, Lauro Martines

Fire in the city : Savonarola and the struggle for Renaissance Florence, Lauro Martines

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Fire in the city : Savonarola and the struggle for Renaissance Florence
Title
Fire in the city
Title remainder
Savonarola and the struggle for Renaissance Florence
Statement of responsibility
Lauro Martines
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 perspective on Savonarola, the preacher and agitator who flamed like a comet through late fifteenth-century Florence. The Dominican friar has long been portrayed as a dour, puritanical demagogue who urged his followers to burn their worldly goods in "the bonfire of the vanities." But as Martines shows, this is a caricature of the truth--the version propagated by the wealthy and powerful who feared the political reforms he represented. Here, Savonarola emerges as a complex and subtle man, both a religious and a civic leader--who inspired an outpouring of political debate in a city newly freed from the tyranny of the Medici. In the end, the volatile passions he unleashed--and the powerful families he threatened--sent the friar to his own fiery death. But the fusion of morality and politics that he represented would leave a lasting mark on Renaissance Florence. For the many readers fascinated by histories of Renaissance Italy--such as Brunelleschi's Dome or Galileo's Daughter, and Martines's acclaimed April Blood--Fire in the City offers a vivid portrait of one of the most memorable characters from that dazzling era."--Publisher's website
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martines, Lauro
Dewey number
  • 945/.5105092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DG737.97
LC item number
.M3 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reformers
  • Dominicans
  • Savonarola, Girolamo
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Florence (Italy)
Label
Fire in the city : Savonarola and the struggle for Renaissance Florence, Lauro Martines
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Chorus
  • Fire again: three executions: May 1498
  • The conscience of a city
  • 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
Control code
62281870
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 336 pages
Isbn
9780195177480
Lccn
2005031802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780195177480
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Label
Fire in the city : Savonarola and the struggle for Renaissance Florence, Lauro Martines
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Chorus
  • Fire again: three executions: May 1498
  • The conscience of a city
  • 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
Control code
62281870
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 336 pages
Isbn
9780195177480
Lccn
2005031802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780195177480
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps

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