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Published: 10 July 2007

352 Pages | 8pp photo insert

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195327106

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Fire in the City

Savonarola and the Struggle for the Soul of Renaissance Florence

Lauro Martines

A gripping and beautifully written narrative, 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 the preacher and agitator who flamed like a comet through late fifteenth-century Florence. Savonarola emerges as a complex and subtle man--both a religious and a civic leader--whose fusion of morality and politics left a lasting mark on Renaissance Florence.

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