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The Pope's Elephant - Bedini, Silvio A
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2000, ISBN: 9780140288629

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J. S. Sanders & Company, Nashville: 1998. Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. The court of Pope Leo X was famous for its excess, frivolity and impropriety. The pleasure-loving pontiff, son of Lorfnzo di Medici, is known to have kept a menagerie of wild birds and beasts, his favorite of which was Hanno, a young white Indian elephant brought to Rome as a gift from the King of Portugal. Hanno could kneel, dance, trumpet and weep on command. He promptly became the darling of the pope and populace, the star in processions and festivals (here described), and the subect of paintings, sculptures and fountains (here illustrated). No other beast has been so memorialized - the symbol of the Orient now so richly opened to the west. In this tour de force of original scholarship, Silvio Bedini gives us an elephant's-back view of early modern Europe unlike any we have seen before. Includes an Index. "An utterly charming and completely loopy story." - The Observer ISBN: 1879941414., J. S. Sanders & Company, Nashville: 1998, E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Penguin USA, 2000. Ex-Library. Very Good. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾ in. - 9¾ in.Tall. Ex-Library. In early 16th century Rome, at the height of the Italian Renaissance, when artists such as Raphael, Michelangelo, and Leonardo thrived in the Holy City, the decadent court of Pope Leo X was a place where visitors could find pleasures and entertainment more exotic than anything they had previously imagined. Among the Pope's great joys was his menagerie of exotic animals, and the prize of his collection was an Indian elephant named Hanno, presented to him by the King of Portugal. The Pope's Elephant by Silvio A. Bedini, historian emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution, describes Hanno's powerful effect on the Papal Court and on the Roman citizenry. This elephant--trained to kneel, dance, weep, and trumpet on command--led parades and entertained at public festivals and was commemorated in paintings, poetry, and sculpture. For Romans, Hanno became the preeminent symbol of the alluring Orient; for Pope Leo's detractors, the elephant became a symbol of Roman corruption. Bedini's rigorous research and eager enthusiasm for his subject and his judicious selection of whimsical illustrations make reading The Pope's Elephant a quirky and delightful pastime.., Penguin USA, 2000

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[SR: 61088], Paperback, [EAN: 9780140288629], Penguin Books Ltd, Penguin Books Ltd, Book, [PU: Penguin Books Ltd], Penguin Books Ltd, In early 16th century Rome, at the height of the Italian Renaissance, when artists such as Raphael, Michelangelo, and Leonardo thrived in the Holy City, the decadent court of Pope Leo X was a place where visitors could find pleasures and entertainments more exotic than anything they had previously imagined. Among the Pope's great joys was his menagerie of exotic animals, and the prize of his collection was an Indian elephant named Hanno, presented to him by the King of Portugal. The Pope's Elephant by Silvio A. Bendini, Historian Emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution, describes Hanno's powerful effect on the Papal Court and on the Roman citizenry. This elephant--trained to kneel, dance, weep, and trumpet on command--led parades and entertained at public festivals, and was commemorated in paintings, poetry, and sculpture. For Romans, Hanno became the pre-eminent symbol of the alluring Orient; and for Pope Leo's detractors, the elephant became a symbol of Roman corruption. Bendini's rigorous research and eager enthusiasm for his subject, and his judicious selection of whimsical illustrations, make reading The Pope's Elephant a quirky and delightful pastime. --Michael Joseph Gross , 882498, Italy, 271650, Ancient Rome, 882502, Fascism in Italy, 271480, Europe, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 882486, Spain, 882490, Fascism in Spain, 772070, Spanish Civil War, 772180, Spanish Heads of State, 771764, Spanish Inquisition, 271480, Europe, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 772028, Christianity, 771714, Religious History, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 771718, World History, 771998, Pre-500, 772000, 501-1500, 772002, 1501-1750, 772004, 1751-1900, 772006, 1901-1913, 772008, World War I 1914-1918, 772010, Inter-war Period 1919-1938, 10959961, World War II 1939-1945, 772014, Post-war Period, 1946-Present, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 277301, Catholic, 277300, Church History, 277266, Christianity, 58, Religion & Spirituality, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 277549, History, 277544, Religious Studies, 58, Religion & Spirituality, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books

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Cleveland: The World Publishing Co., 1956. jacket has some tears and scratch on front cover, plus light general wear. previous owner's name on title page. in excellent condition for reading. extensively illustrated plus 32 color plates. ideal for the art enthusiast or student, it is a captivating and comprehensive presentation of the history of western art.. Not Stated. Hardbound. Very Good/Fair. Illus. by Over 350 Illustrations. 8.5x11. ART., The World Publishing Co., 1956, E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Penguin USA, 2000. Ex-Library. Very Good. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾ in. - 9¾ in.Tall. Ex-Library. In early 16th century Rome, at the height of the Italian Renaissance, when artists such as Raphael, Michelangelo, and Leonardo thrived in the Holy City, the decadent court of Pope Leo X was a place where visitors could find pleasures and entertainment more exotic than anything they had previously imagined. Among the Pope's great joys was his menagerie of exotic animals, and the prize of his collection was an Indian elephant named Hanno, presented to him by the King of Portugal. The Pope's Elephant by Silvio A. Bedini, historian emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution, describes Hanno's powerful effect on the Papal Court and on the Roman citizenry. This elephant--trained to kneel, dance, weep, and trumpet on command--led parades and entertained at public festivals and was commemorated in paintings, poetry, and sculpture. For Romans, Hanno became the preeminent symbol of the alluring Orient; for Pope Leo's detractors, the elephant became a symbol of Roman corruption. Bedini's rigorous research and eager enthusiasm for his subject and his judicious selection of whimsical illustrations make reading The Pope's Elephant a quirky and delightful pastime.., Penguin USA, 2000

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In early 16th century Rome, at the height of the Italian Renaissance, when artists such as Raphael, Michelangelo, and Leonardo thrived in the Holy City, the decadent court of Pope Leo X was a place where visitors could find pleasures and entertainment more exotic than anything they had previously imagined. Among the Pope's great joys was his menagerie of exotic animals, and the prize of his collection was an Indian elephant named Hanno, presented to him by the King of Portugal. The Pope's Elephant by Silvio A. Bedini, historian emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution, describes Hanno's powerful effect on the Papal Court and on the Roman citizenry. This elephant--trained to kneel, dance, weep, and trumpet on command--led parades and entertained at public festivals and was commemorated in paintings, poetry, and sculpture. For Romans, Hanno became the preeminent symbol of the alluring Orient; for Pope Leo's detractors, the elephant became a symbol of Roman corruption. Bedini's rigorous research and eager enthusiasm for his subject and his judicious selection of whimsical illustrations make reading The Pope's Elephant a quirky and delightful pastime. --Michael Joseph Gross arts music and photography,christian books and bibles,christianity,church history,education and reference,europe,general,historical study and educational resources,history,history and criticism Religious Studies, Penguin Books

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E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Penguin USA, 2000. Ex-Library. Very Good. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾ in. - 9¾ in.Tall. Ex-Library. In early 16th century Rome, at the height of the Italian Renaissance, when artists such as Raphael, Michelangelo, and Leonardo thrived in the Holy City, the decadent court of Pope Leo X was a place where visitors could find pleasures and entertainment more exotic than anything they had previously imagined. Among the Pope's great joys was his menagerie of exotic animals, and the prize of his collection was an Indian elephant named Hanno, presented to him by the King of Portugal. The Pope's Elephant by Silvio A. Bedini, historian emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution, describes Hanno's powerful effect on the Papal Court and on the Roman citizenry. This elephant--trained to kneel, dance, weep, and trumpet on command--led parades and entertained at public festivals and was commemorated in paintings, poetry, and sculpture. For Romans, Hanno became the preeminent symbol of the alluring Orient; for Pope Leo's detractors, the elephant became a symbol of Roman corruption. Bedini's rigorous research and eager enthusiasm for his subject and his judicious selection of whimsical illustrations make reading The Pope's Elephant a quirky and delightful pastime.., Penguin USA, 2000

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Publishing year: 2000
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