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Renaissance in Italy

The Catholic Reaction

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Renaissance in Italy: The Catholic Reaction by John Addington Symonds
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The Catholic Revival was by its nature reactionary. Symonds analyses the position of Spain in the Italian peninsula, the conduct of the Tridentine Council, the specific organization of the Holy Office and the Company of Jesus, and the state of society upon which those forces were brought to bear. Poet, essayist, and literary historian, John Addington Symonds (1840-1893) delved into every field of the humanities, writing the celebrated Renaissance in Italy and publishing translations of the Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini and the Sonnets of Michelangelo and Campanella; he wrote biographies of Shelley, Sidney, and Jonson, and collaborated with Havelock Ellis on a number of projects in sexology. He is remembered for his untiring efforts to loosen the restraints on homosexuals in England, and his Memoirs are the only diary of a Victorian homosexual of his stature.
Release date NZ
May 1st, 2005
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
University Press of the Pacific
Pages
804
Dimensions
156x234x40
ISBN-13
9781410223197
Product ID
2242822

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