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How Catholic was 16th century Venice?,
This review is from: Venice's Hidden Enemies: Italian Heretics in a Renaissance City (Studies on the History of Society & Culture) (Hardcover)
Not a bedtime page-turner, but a great research tool if you're studying Italian or church history. It contains loads of information about how Venice's attitude to heresy changed over the 16th century. It's suprising how close this catholic state came to being protestant, due to its obsession with new ideas and book-publishing. Martin describes a proud independent republic unwilling to bow to the whims of Roman popes. plenty of statistics (which he doesn't over burden us with)and anecdotes back up his thesis.
Venice's Hidden Enemies: Italian Heretics in a Renaissance City (Studies on the History of Society & Culture)(1 customer review)