"The narrative proceeds chronologically, building on the pioneering efforts of leadings historians such as Richard Trexler and Donald Weinstein, yet constructing an argument that is both original and highly convincing. Exceptionally throrough scholarly apparatus."Choice
"Historians rely in the first and last place upon an authoritative narration of events in their period of interest, resting on the broadest possible base of documentation, and Polizzoto provides just such a text....This is a fine achievement."American Historical Review.
"It is impossible to adequately convey the riches of this book in a short review."The Historian
"Polizzotto's lucid exposition of a wealth of manuscript and archival materials long left in the shadow of the prophet assures that this will be a lasting contribution to Florentine history and to early modern religious studies."Church History