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Selected Writings of Girolamo Savonarola: Religion and Politics, 1490-1498

Girolamo Savonarola, Donald Beebe, and Anne Borelli

Abstract

Five hundred years after his death at the stake, Girolamo Savonarola remains one of the most fascinating figures of the Italian Renaissance. This collection 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 Savonarola's silencing and excommunication. Also included are firsthand accounts of religio-civic festivities instigated by Savonarola and of his last moments. This collection demonstrates the remarkable extent of Savonarola's contributions to the religious, political, an ... More

Keywords: Girolamo Savonarola, Italian Renaissance, sermons, pastoral ministry, prophecy, moral reform, Alexander VI, silencing, excommunication, religio-civic festivities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780300103267
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300103267.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Girolamo Savonarola, author

Donald Beebe, editor

Anne Borelli, editor

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Pastoral Ministry

Amos and Zacharias, Sermon XLIV Good Friday 1 April 1496

Anne Borelli, Maria Pastore Passaro, Donald Beebe, Alison Brown, and Giuseppe Mazzotta

Ruth and Micheas, Sermon XXVIII The Art of Dying Well All Souls' Day Delivered 2 November 1496

Anne Borelli, Maria Pastore Passaro, Donald Beebe, Alison Brown, and Giuseppe Mazzotta

Prophecy

Psalms, Sermon III Renovation Sermon Octave of the Epiphany Delivered 13 January 1494 [5]

Anne Borelli, Maria Pastore Passaro, Donald Beebe, Alison Brown, and Giuseppe Mazzotta

A Dialogue concerning Prophetic Truth 1496–97

Anne Borelli, Maria Pastore Passaro, Donald Beebe, Alison Brown, and Giuseppe Mazzotta

Politics

Aggeus, Sermon VII First Sunday of Advent 28 November 1494

Anne Borelli, Maria Pastore Passaro, Donald Beebe, Alison Brown, and Giuseppe Mazzotta

Aggeus, Sermon XIII Third Sunday of Advent 12 December 1494

Anne Borelli, Maria Pastore Passaro, Donald Beebe, Alison Brown, and Giuseppe Mazzotta

Aggeus, Sermon XXIII 28 December 1494

Anne Borelli, Maria Pastore Passaro, Donald Beebe, Alison Brown, and Giuseppe Mazzotta

Treatise on the Rule and Government of the City of Florence

Anne Borelli, Maria Pastore Passaro, Donald Beebe, Alison Brown, and Giuseppe Mazzotta

Moral Reform 1

Carnival:1 16 February 1496

Anne Borelli, Maria Pastore Passaro, Donald Beebe, Alison Brown, and Giuseppe Mazzotta

Palm Sunday Procession/Monte di Pietà:1 27 March 1496

Anne Borelli, Maria Pastore Passaro, Donald Beebe, Alison Brown, and Giuseppe Mazzotta

Bonfire of Vanities I: 7 February 1497

Anne Borelli, Maria Pastore Passaro, Donald Beebe, Alison Brown, and Giuseppe Mazzotta

Silencing and Excommunication

Silencing

Anne Borelli, Maria Pastore Passaro, Donald Beebe, Alison Brown, and Giuseppe Mazzotta

Excommunication

Anne Borelli, Maria Pastore Passaro, Donald Beebe, Alison Brown, and Giuseppe Mazzotta

Moral Reform II

Bonfire of Vanities II: 27 February 1498

Anne Borelli, Maria Pastore Passaro, Donald Beebe, Alison Brown, and Giuseppe Mazzotta

Last Moments

Savonarola's Execution: 22 May 1498

Anne Borelli, Maria Pastore Passaro, Donald Beebe, Alison Brown, and Giuseppe Mazzotta

Postmortem

Anne Borelli, Maria Pastore Passaro, Donald Beebe, Alison Brown, and Giuseppe Mazzotta

Afterlife

Anne Borelli, Maria Pastore Passaro, Donald Beebe, Alison Brown, and Giuseppe Mazzotta

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