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Law, Medicine, and Engineering in the Cult of the Saints in Counter-Reformation Rome: The Hagiographical Works of Antonio Gallonio, 1556-1605
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Publisher Brill Academic Pub
Publication date January 30, 2014
Pages 339
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9789004265134
ISBN-10 9004265139
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.50 lbs.
Published in Europe
Original list price $159.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: The Oratorian priest Antonio Gallonio (1556-1605) devoted his life to writing about saints. The thread running through his hagiographical oeuvre was renunciation of this world: humility, subservience and endurance. Yet he engaged with the expertise of lay people, jurists, physicians and engineers, so as to appeal to their interests and convert them. In order to emphasize how saints endured torture, healed disease and exercised piety rather than ingenuity, Gallonio ventured into those secular disciplines, even if he did not endorse them. This book surveys Gallonio's published and unpublished works and his position in Roman society, to expose the tensions between a theocratic clergy and the self-assertion of skilled and scholarly professionals in the Italian Counter-Reformation.

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With Peter Longbottom (other contributor) | from Brill Academic Pub (January 30, 2014); titled "Law, Medicine, and Engineering in the Cult of the Saints in Counter-Reformation Rome: The Hagiographical Works of Antonio Gallonio, 1556-1605"
9789004265134 | details & prices | 339 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $159.00
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