The Resource Morandi's last prophecy and the end of Renaissance politics, Brendan Dooley

Morandi's last prophecy and the end of Renaissance politics, Brendan Dooley

Label
Morandi's last prophecy and the end of Renaissance politics
Title
Morandi's last prophecy and the end of Renaissance politics
Statement of responsibility
Brendan Dooley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One year before Galileo's, another trial was the talk of Rome. The city's most notorious astrologer - Orazio Morandi, abbot of the monastery of Santa Prassede - was brought before the governor's court on charges of possessing prohibited books, fortune telling, and political chicanery. His most serious crime was to have predicted the death of Pope Urban VIII, the news of which spread as far as Spain, where cardinals quickly embarked for Italy to attend a conclave that would not occur for fourteen years. The pope, furious at such astrological and political effrontery, personally ordered the criminal inquiry that led to Morandi's arrest, trial, and death in prison, probably by assassination." "Based on new evidence, this book chronicles Morandi's fabulous rise and fall against the backdrop of enormous political and cultural turmoil that characterized Italy in the early seventeenth century. It documents a world in which occult knowledge commanded power, reveals widespread libertinism behind monastery walls, and illuminates the arduous metamorphosis of intellectual culture already underway. It also sets the stage for, and lends new understanding to, the trial of Galileo."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dooley, Brendan Maurice
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1679.8.M59
LC item number
D66 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Morandi, Orazio
  • Morandi, Orazio
  • Morandi, Orazio
  • Morandi, Orazio
  • Astrologers
  • Astrology
  • Astrologers
  • Astrology
  • Intellectual life
  • Europe
  • Italy
  • Europe
  • Italy
Label
Morandi's last prophecy and the end of Renaissance politics, Brendan Dooley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Crime and Memory -- The Road to Vallombrosa -- Ad Astra Per Aspera -- The Astrologer's Books -- The Sun Pope -- The Widening Circle -- Heavenly Bodies -- Clean Teeth, Pure Souls -- The Harmony of the Universe -- Charting the Firmament -- The Science of the Stars -- The Business of Astrology -- De Re Publica -- Occult Politics -- The Last Prophecy -- the Vendetta -- The Body of the Accused
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780691048642
Lccn
2001045848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47922834
  • (OCoLC)ocm47922834
Label
Morandi's last prophecy and the end of Renaissance politics, Brendan Dooley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Crime and Memory -- The Road to Vallombrosa -- Ad Astra Per Aspera -- The Astrologer's Books -- The Sun Pope -- The Widening Circle -- Heavenly Bodies -- Clean Teeth, Pure Souls -- The Harmony of the Universe -- Charting the Firmament -- The Science of the Stars -- The Business of Astrology -- De Re Publica -- Occult Politics -- The Last Prophecy -- the Vendetta -- The Body of the Accused
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780691048642
Lccn
2001045848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47922834
  • (OCoLC)ocm47922834

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