Preaching Peace in Renaissance Italy: Bernardino of Siena & His Audience
Musto, Ronald G., The Catholic Historical Review
Preaching Peace in Renaissance Italy: Bernardino of Siena & His Audience. By Cynthia L. Polecritti. (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press. 2000. Pp. xiv, 271. $61.95.)
Polecritti accomplishes what few historians of "peace" or "peacemaking" have accomplished over the last generation: she paints the vivid image of what these words actually meant in the context of a culture, time, and place, setting the larger framework of doctrine and tradition against a local nexus of faction, feud, violence, and revenge. Yet her analysis of Bernardino da Siena's preaching and peacemaking campaign in Siena in 1427 emphasizes less the history of peace and peacemaking in …
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Publication information: Article title: Preaching Peace in Renaissance Italy: Bernardino of Siena & His Audience. Contributors: Musto, Ronald G. - Author. Journal title: The Catholic Historical Review. Volume: 87. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 2001. Page number: 98+. © 2003 The Catholic University of America Press. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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