Law, Medicine and Engineering in the Cult of the Saints in Counter-Reformation Rome: The Hagiographical Works of Antonio Gallonio, 1556-1605КНИГИ » ИСТОРИЯ
Автор: Jetze Touber Название: Law, Medicine and Engineering in the Cult of the Saints in Counter-Reformation Rome: The Hagiographical Works of Antonio Gallonio, 1556-1605 Издательство: Brill Год: 2014 ISBN: 978-9004265134 Серия: Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions (Book 178) Язык: English Формат: pdf Размер: 11,1 mb Страниц: 340
The Oratorian priest Antonio Gallonio (1556-1605) devoted his life to writing about saints. The thread running through his hagiographical oeuvre was renunciation of this world: humility, subservience and endurance. Yet he engaged with the expertise of lay people, jurists, physicians and engineers, so as to appeal to their interests and convert them. In order to emphasize how saints endured torture, healed disease and exercised piety rather than ingenuity, Gallonio ventured into those secular disciplines, even if he did not endorse them.
In this book the author discusses how, in these diverse hagiographical works, Gallonio engaged with elements and techniques from the aforementioned secular disciplines of law, medicine and engineering.