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Synopsis:

In 1514, Rome, the Eternal City, was the center of the Christian world and home and workshop to Raphael, Leonardo, and Michelangelo. It was also the city of Pope Leo X, the pleasure-loving pontiff whose court was infamous for its excess, frivolity and impropriety, as well as for its newly-arrived white elephant Hanno. Hanno became a star feature in processions and festivals, and the subject of countless paintings, sculptures and fountains. In this fascinating glimpse at a forgotten sidenote to history, Silvio A. Bedini gives us an elephant's-back view of early modern Europe and the inner workings of the Vatican at the height of its influence. Charmingly written with dozens of accompanying photographs and illustrations, The Pope's Elephant will delight readers just as Hanno delighted the people of Rome five centuries ago.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140288629
Author:
Bedini, Silvio A.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Church History - Catholic
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Europe - Spain & Portugal
Subject:
Portugal
Subject:
Spain & Portugal
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Papal states
Subject:
Elephants in art.
Subject:
Hanno
Subject:
Christianity - History - Catholic
Subject:
General Religion
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
1268-00-RR
Publication Date:
20000401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.96x5.27x.69 in. .56 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Renaissance
History and Social Science » World History » European History General
History and Social Science » World History » Italy
Religion » Christianity » Church History » 16th to 17th Century

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Product details 320 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140288629 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In 1514, Rome, the Eternal City, was the center of the Christian world and home and workshop to Raphael, Leonardo, and Michelangelo. It was also the city of Pope Leo X, the pleasure-loving pontiff whose court was infamous for its excess, frivolity and impropriety, as well as for its newly-arrived white elephant Hanno. Hanno became a star feature in processions and festivals, and the subject of countless paintings, sculptures and fountains. In this fascinating glimpse at a forgotten sidenote to history, Silvio A. Bedini gives us an elephant's-back view of early modern Europe and the inner workings of the Vatican at the height of its influence. Charmingly written with dozens of accompanying photographs and illustrations, The Pope's Elephant will delight readers just as Hanno delighted the people of Rome five centuries ago.
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