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320 Pages | 40 black and white images and an 8 page colour plate section

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780192856654

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The Incomparable Monsignor

Francesco Bianchini's world of science, history, and court intrigue

J.L. Heilbron

  • A sparkling history of early modern Europe written through the lens of the life of the extraordinary, yet little known, statesman, Francesco Bianchini
  • Introduces an exciting cast of kings, queens, popes, and cardinals, who saw Bianchini's promise as a scholar and administrator, and his appeal as a diplomat
  • Beautifully realises the interdisciplinary meeting of science, culture, art, and politics in major statesmen of early moden Europe
  • Explores the intellectual life of the Roman prelature, including cardinals and other high church officials