The Italian Reformation outside Italy: Francesco Pucci's Heresy in Sixteenth-Century Europe

The Italian Reformation outside Italy: Francesco Pucci's Heresy in Sixteenth-Century Europe

by Giorgio Caravale

Hardcover(286 pp)


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004244917
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/14/2015
Series: Brill's Studies in Intellectual History , #246
Edition description: 286 pp
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Giorgio Caravale, PhD (2000), is Professor of Early Modern European History at the University of Roma Tre. He is the author of Forbidden Prayer: Church Censorship and Devotional Literature in Renaissance Italy (Ashgate, 2011), Predicazione e Inquisizione nell’Italia del Cinquecento (Il Mulino, 2012), Storia di una doppia censura (Edizioni della Normale, 2013), George L. Mosse’s Italy (ed. with L. Benadusi, Palgrave, 2014), and Beyond the Inquisition: Ambrogio Catarino Politi and the Origins of the Counter-Reformation (Notre Dame UP, forthcoming).

Table of Contents




Chapter 1. Becoming a Heretic in Sixteenth Century Florence. Francesco Pucci and his Intellectual Education.

1. In the labyrinth of sources: between history and autobiography
2. Florence, the "Benefit of Christ" and the Academy
3. "A new theology"

Chapter 2. Francesco Pucci in France during the first Wars of Religion

1. Lyons
2. Paris and its environs. Among Florentine exiles and utopian projects
3. An anti-Roman polemicist or a masked “Papist”?
4. Between Heretics and Jesuits. Converting in Europe at the End of the Sixteenth-Century.
5. Autobiography of an encounter. John Dee and Edward Kelley

Chapter 3. At the gates of Paris. Henry IV and the Roman Inquisition

1. From reconciliation to flight
2. Pucci's millenarism
3. Conciliarism and Latitudinarianism
4. “Earthly affairs” and “heavenly matters”

Chapter 4. Amid Catholics and Calvinists. Francesco Pucci in Late Sixteenth-Century France

1. A Calvinist in ligueur Paris?
2. In the wake of Saint Thomas
3. «Inhumanly treated». A late sixteenth-century dispute in Paris
4. At the margins of the "De auxiliis" controversy

Chapter 5. Jean Hotman and French Irenicism

1. A possible meeting in Paris
2. The reasons for an exclusion
3. Irenicism or tolerance?

Chapter 6. The limits of the Kingdom of God

1. Francesco Pucci and François Du Jon: Conflicting Irenicisms
2. The Lutheran Attack
3. Pelagius'error. The Catholic reply
4. Bruno, Campanella and the Limits of the Kingdom of God


Conclusion. An Italian Heresy



Index of names

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