Saint Jerome in the Renaissance
Winner of the Award for Excellence from the American Academy of ReligionWinner of the Philip Schaff Prize from the American Society of Church HistoryWinner of the John Gilmary Shea Prize from the American Catholic Historical Association
Just as they aspired to revive the Greek and Roman past, so the humanist scholars of the Renaissance sought to retrieve the early Christian era. Among the most fully studied figures of Christian antiquity was Saint Jerome. Eugene Rice's award-winning book traces the saint's changing images and fortunes from 1300 to 1600 and charts how culture—popular and elite, secular and sacred, pietistic and scholarly—celebrated those aspects of Jerome's life that best suited its own purposes.
About the Author
Eugene F. Rise Jr., is William R. Shephard Professor of History at Columbia University. Among his books are The Renaissance Idea of Wisdom, The Foundations of Early Modern Europe, 1460-1559, and The Prefatory Epistles of Jacques Lefevre d'Etaples and Related Texts.
"An invaluable reference guide for scholars in all fields who seek a contextual analysis of Renaissance references to the Saint."
"An important and beautiful book."
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