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The Pope s Elephant
In 1514, Rome, the Eternal City, was the center of the Christian world and home and workshop to Raphael, Leonardo, and Michelangelo It was also the city of Pope Leo X, the pleasure loving pontiff whose court was infamous for its excess, frivolity and impropriety, as well as for its newly arrived white elephant Hanno Hanno became a star feature in processions and festival In 1514, Rome, the Eternal City, was the center of the Christian world and home and workshop to Raphael, Leonardo, and Michelangelo It was also the city of Pope Leo X, the pleasure loving pontiff whose court was infamous for its excess, frivolity and impropriety, as well as for its newly arrived white elephant Hanno Hanno became a star feature in processions and festivals, and the subject of countless paintings, sculptures and fountains In this fascinating glimpse at a forgotten sidenote to history, Silvio A Bedini gives us an elephant s back view of early modern Europe and the inner workings of the Vatican at the height of its influence Charmingly written with dozens of accompanying photographs and illustrations, The Pope s Elephant will delight readers just as Hanno delighted the people of Rome five centuries ago
Title : The Pope s Elephant
Pages : 320 pages
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Author :  Silvio A. Bedini
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Language : English


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