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This booklet indicates how the sixteenth-century priest Antonio Gallonio engaged with legislations, medication and engineering, to attract awareness to saintly virtues. It exposes the tensions among a theocratic clergy and the self-assertion of secular pros within the Italian Counter-Reformation

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Bailey, among Renaissance and Baroque: Jesuit paintings in Rome, 1565–1610 (Toronto: college of Toronto Press, 2003) 107–186. 36 A fresh formula of this connection in Massimiliano Ghilardi, Subterranea civi­ tas: quattro studi sulle catacombe romane dal medioevo all’età moderna (Rome: Edizioni dell’Ateneo, 2003) 7–9, 43–75. See additionally § 2. 2. 37 Opher Mansour, ‘Not Torments, yet Delights: Antonio Gallonio’s Trattato de gli instrumenti di martirio of 1591 and Its Illustrations’ in: Andrew Hopkins and Maria Wyke eds. , Roman our bodies. Antiquity to the Eighteenth century (London: The British tuition at Rome, 2005) 167–183 (171–172, 179–180); Federica Piccirillo, ‘VI. three Fenomenologia del mar­tirio’ in: Marcello Fagiolo and Maria Luisa Madonna eds. , Roma, 1300–1875: l’arte degli anni santi, exhibition catalogue (Milan: Mondadori, 1984) 282–291 (282, 286–287); Anto­nio Vannugli, ‘Gli affreschi di Antonio Tempesta a S. Stefano Rotondo e l’emblematica nella cultura del Martirio presso los angeles Compagnia di Gesù’, Storia dell’Arte forty eight (1983) 101–116 (113–116). sixty two bankruptcy the typological recurrence within the histories of saints got a robust pedagogic and polemical functionality with the flare-up of spiritual violence in Europe. 2. 2 Gallonio’s assets In writing approximately ecclesiastical historical past and approximately saints of the prior, Gallonio and his fellow Oratorians took upon themselves a big accountability. As representatives of the Roman Catholic priesthood that they had to talk and write authoritatively. the facility of historiography used to be depending on the credibility of historic reconstruction. An exterior touchstone used to be worthwhile for historic representations. This touchstone used to be the documentation. The old assets supplied the proof with which the authors substantiated their representations of the previous. Hagiographical assets a lot as within the early smooth interval, historiography within the heart a while were a method of constructing a starting place for a view of the social order and the area at huge. Medieval historiography, in spite of the fact that, contained little mirrored image at the assets on which old assertions have been dependent. Historiography consisted of a succession of borrowings from historic writers and medieval chronicles and annals, derivations that frequently merged neglected into each other, alternating with own observations. within the early glossy interval the resource grew to become separated from the most textual content. Authors of old texts, together with these of historia sacra, researched and chosen their resources significantly, ahead of drawing on them for his or her expatiation. In doing so, they remoted and displayed their resources on the way to offer perception into the principles in their claims. assets began to function exterior parts to underpin the writers’ assertions. 38 starting within the 15th century, makes an attempt have been made in ecclesiastical historiography and hagiography to include the resource feedback of secular writers and textual content editors. a number of initiatives have been embarked upon at the beginning, yet have been, besides the fact that, insufficient from the perspective of the 38 Donald R.

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