What was the legacy of the so-called Italian Reformation? What contribution did Italian humanism make to European developments in irenicism and religious tolerance? In The Italian Reformation outside Italy, Giorgio Caravale uses previously unpublished documents to reconstruct the life and intellectual career of Francesco Pucci (1543-1597). Educated in Renaissance Florence, Pucci found his vocation as a prophet in France during the Wars of Religion and embarked on a long period of peregrination, stopping off in Paris, London, Basle, Antwerp, Krakow and Prague before being imprisoned, tried and sentenced to death by the Roman Inquisition three years before Giordano Bruno. His doctrines were judged to be heretical by all religious confessions and his political proposal was a spectacular failure. Caravale presents a rich chapter of sixteenth-century European history whose main features are religious conflict, irenic tension, universalist aspirations and prophetic expectations.The translation of this work has been funded by SEPS (SEGRETARIATO EUROPEO PER LE PUBBLICAZIONI SCIENTIFICHE), Via Val d'Aposa 7, I-40123 Bologna, Italy email@example.com www.seps.it
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
AbbreviationsAcknowledgmentsIntroductionChapter 1. Becoming a Heretic in Sixteenth Century Florence. Francesco Pucci and his Intellectual Education.1. In the labyrinth of sources: between history and autobiography2. Florence, the "Benefit of Christ" and the Academy 3. "A new theology"Chapter 2. Francesco Pucci in France during the first Wars of Religion1. Lyons2. 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 KelleyChapter 3. At the gates of Paris. Henry IV and the Roman Inquisition1. From reconciliation to flight2. Pucci's millenarism3. Conciliarism and Latitudinarianism4. “Earthly affairs” and “heavenly matters”Chapter 4. Amid Catholics and Calvinists. Francesco Pucci in Late Sixteenth-Century France1. A Calvinist in ligueur Paris?2. In the wake of Saint Thomas3. «Inhumanly treated». A late sixteenth-century dispute in Paris 4. At the margins of the "De auxiliis" controversy Chapter 5. Jean Hotman and French Irenicism1. A possible meeting in Paris2. The reasons for an exclusion3. Irenicism or tolerance?Chapter 6. The limits of the Kingdom of God1. Francesco Pucci and François Du Jon: Conflicting Irenicisms2. The Lutheran Attack3. Pelagius'error. The Catholic reply4. Bruno, Campanella and the Limits of the Kingdom of GodEpilogueConclusion. An Italian HeresyAppendixBibliographyIndex of names