Synopses & Reviews
Five hundred years after his death at the stake, Girolamo Savonarola remains one of the most fascinating figures of the Italian Renaissance. This wide-ranging collection,and#160;with an introduction by historian Alison Brown, includes translations of his sermons and treatises on pastoral ministry, prophecy, politics, and moral reform, as well as the correspondence with Alexander VI that led to Savonarolaand#8217;s silencing and excommunication. Also included are first-hand accounts of religio-civic festivities instigated by Savonarola and of his last moments. This collection demonstrates the remarkable extent of Savonarolaand#8217;s contributions to the religious, political, and aesthetic debates of the late fifteenth century.
About the Author
Donald P. R . Beebe is an independent scholar and received a Ph.D. from Yale University. Anne E. Borelliand#160;received a M. Phil. from Yale University. MARIA Pastore Passaro is Professor of Italian Language and Literature at Central Connecticut State University.