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Law, Medicine and Engineering in the Cult of the Saints in Counter-Reformation Rome: The Hagiographical Works of Antonio Gallonio, 1556-1605
: Jetze Touber
: Law, Medicine and Engineering in the Cult of the Saints in Counter-Reformation Rome: The Hagiographical Works of Antonio Gallonio, 1556-1605
: Brill
: 2014
ISBN: 978-9004265134
: Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions (Book 178)
: English
: pdf
: 11,1 mb
: 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.









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