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Italian Benedictine Scholars and the Reformation : The Congregation of Santa Giustina of Padua - Barry Collett

Italian Benedictine Scholars and the Reformation

The Congregation of Santa Giustina of Padua

Hardcover Published: 2nd January 1986
ISBN: 9780198229346
Number Of Pages: 300

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European history from 1480 to 1570 was a period of turbulent change, political upheaval, profound moral questioning, and urgent philosophical speculation. This book explores the intriguing role of the almost-forgotten Congregation of Benedictine monks of Italy and southern France in the events of these tumultuous years. From archival and published records, the picture emerges of a closely-knit order of humanist scholars whose religious and philosophical studies later put them in a unique position to understand the Reformers. The book also casts light on the monks' fascinating reaction to the Reformation, as they poured out a stream of academic books, tracts, sermons, and poems in their attempt to heal the deepening rift between Rome and the Reformers. Critized and misunderstood by all sides, the Congregation gradually fell into decline until it was finally suppressed under the Napoleanic invasions.

'a major work on the course of the Reformation in Italy ... essential reading for those who wish to understand Italian religious thought during the Reformation.' Duane J Osheim, University of Virginia

ISBN: 9780198229346
ISBN-10: 0198229348
Series: Oxford Historical Monographs
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 2nd January 1986
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.45 x 14.99  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 0.51