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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

Label
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 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 Girolamo 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. In fact, Savonarola emerges as a complex and subtle man: compassionate, wise, a poet and scholar, and even, at critical moments, a force for moderation. The friar, a mesmerizing preacher, set the city afire with his message of Christian charity wedded to republican ideals. It is this reality--of Savonarola as both religious and civic leader--that Martines captures in all its complexity, showing how he 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
Action
digitized
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
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 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Savonarola, Girolamo
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Reformers
  • Dominicans
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Savonarola, Girolamo
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Politics and government
  • Reformers
  • Italy
Label
Fire in the city : Savonarola and the struggle for Renaissance Florence, Lauro Martines
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-321) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
76920559
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 336 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280845048
Lccn
2005031802
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)76920559
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Fire in the city : Savonarola and the struggle for Renaissance Florence, Lauro Martines
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-321) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
76920559
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 336 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280845048
Lccn
2005031802
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)76920559
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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