The Pope"s elephant

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Leo -- X, -- Pope, -- 1475-1521., Manuel -- I, -- King of Portugal, -- 1469-1521., Catholic Church -- Foreign relations -- Portugal., Renaissance -- Italy -- Papal States., Hanno (Elephant), Elephants in art., Papal States -- History -- Leo X, 1513-1521., Rome (Italy) -- History -- 1420-1798., Portugal -- Foreign relations -- Catholic Church., Portugal -- History -- Manuel, 1495-
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A view of early modern Europe around 1514 and the inner workings of the Vatican in Rome as they related to Pope Leo X, the pleasure-loving pontiff whose court was famous for its excess, frivolity, and impropriety, as well as for its white elephant, Hanno.

Other titlesDr Julius Slavenas Collection
StatementSilvio A. Bedini.
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 302 p. :
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Open LibraryOL22859727M
ISBN 100140288627

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It is not really about the journey of an elephant from deep in Cited by: The Pope's Elephant by Silvio A. Bedini is a fun book although it does not quite deliver the promise of the subtitle on the cover.

It is not really about the journey of an elephant from deep in /5(12). InRome, 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 4/5(1). One of the distracting elements of the book, however, is the tracking of every single depiction of an elephant in sixteenth and seventeenth century art throughout Europe and even Africa.

That aside, the interplay between papal culture and European history is nonetheless interesting.4/5(1). Like Daniel Boorstin's book Cleopatra's Nose, The Pope's Elephant explores the ways in which seemingly inconsequential events nudge the course of empires.

Bedini marshals an astonishing amount of in-depth scholarship, including research in several countries, and makes it The Popes elephant book easy. His book is. Hanno (Italian: Annone; c. – 8 June ) was the pet white elephant given by King Manuel I of Portugal to Pope Leo X (born Giovanni de' Medici) at his coronation.

Hanno, an Asian elephant, came to Rome in with the Portuguese ambassador Tristão da Cunha and quickly became the Pope's favorite animal. Hanno died two years later from complications of a treatment for constipation with. Get this from a library. The Pope's elephant.

[Silvio A Bedini] -- Examines the court of Pope Leo X in sixteenth-century Rome, and discusses the popularity of the. The Pope's Elephant by Silvio A.

Bedini is a fun book although it does not quite deliver the promise of the subtitle on the cover. It is not really about the journey of an elephant from deep in India to the heart of Rome. It is really about the strange workings of Rome and the Papacy in the early 's and their dealings with other nations /5(11).

Taking the reader through the Portuguese empire, this book tells the story of Hanno the elephant, his capture, his life at the papal court, and his legacy to the art of the Renaissance. Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

The gift of a Portuguese delegation to the pontiff, Leo X of an elephant among other treasures gives readers a taste of the ostentation of the Renaisanace popes Golden Age court in the early 16th century Rome along with the power and wealth of Portugal under Manuel I during its expansionist period when Portugals Jewish population was a thriving one which contributed much to its glory at home /5.

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/5(9).

The most notable gift of all was an Asian elephant named Hanno (Italian: Annone; likely a derivative of aana, which means ‘elephant’ in the Moorish trainer’s native Malayalam language. According to zoologists, elephants do not respond to ‘pet’ names).

Silvio A. Bedini J.S. Sanders and Co. ( ) $ This engaging history of the young white elephant that King Manuel I of Portugal gave to Pope Leo X in explores far more than Hanno’s brief life as a darling of the public and a catalyst to the burgeoning interest in natural history.5/5.

A 16th Century Pope Buried His Pet Elephant Under the Vatican. In his book, Bedini investigates rumors that the pope sent it to family in Florence, and that it. This chronological list of popes corresponds to that given in the Annuario Pontificio under the heading "I Sommi Pontefici Romani" (The Supreme Pontiffs of Rome), excluding those that are explicitly indicated as hed every year by the Roman Curia, the Annuario Pontificio no longer identifies popes by regnal number, stating that it is impossible to decide which pope represented.

Und dann und wann ein weißer Elefant. --Rilke, "Das Karussel" Pope Leo X Medici lived like a king, and all the kings of Europe paid him tribute, even from new possessions reached by sail.

King Manuel I of Portugal sent a mission to Rome in led by explorer Tristão da Cunha, who had named. Hanno from – 8 June was the pet white elephant given by King Manuel I of Portugal to Pope Leo X (born Giovanni de’ Medici) at hisactually an Indian elephant, came to Rome in with the Portuguese ambassador Tristão da Cunha and quickly became the Pope’s favorite animal.

The Pope's Elephant Silvio A. Bedini J.S. Sanders and Co. ( ) $ (pp) This engaging history of the young white elephant that King Manuel I of Portugal gave to Pope Leo X in explores far more than Hanno’s brief life as a darling of the public and a catalyst to the burgeoning interest in natural history.

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Perhaps Pope Leo X felt the same way when he received a gift of a white elephant—a REAL white elephant!—from King Manuel of Portugal. Pope Leo. Why is an elephant buried under the Vatican.

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Beloved Hanno was a symbol of one pope's dream — an interesting story, even if you don't agree with the practices of the time. The first instance of child sexual abuse by a Roman Catholic priest reported in the United States was made public in Three popes and 34 years later, the Vatican finally issued rules for dealing with priests engaging in sexual abuse.

Or did they. In Februarya global summit of Roman Catholic bishops was held at the Vatican to address the problem of sex abuse by clergy.

Here are the seven of history’s most infamous popes. Dan Jones discusses his book 'The Knights Templar' at the Temple in Central London, the physical embodiment of this medieval religious order that also trained warrior monks. Leo also loved hunting and even owned a pet elephant called Hanno.

When his lavish spending drove the papacy into Author: History Hit. Still, as two-handers go, “The Two Popes” is a great one. Its slightly over two hour runtime flies by without lagging.

The scenes involving how Popes are selected offered insight into the politics of the process and the editing kept those moments from becoming dull. Overall, the film is superbly acted and a lot of fun to watch, which I.

The Abiding Word, Vol. 2, p. Since Scripture teaches that the Antichrist would be revealed and gives the marks by which the Antichrist is to be recognized (2 Th. ,8), and since this prophecy has been clearly fulfilled in the history and development of the Roman Papacy, it is Scripture which reveals that the Papacy is the Antichrist.

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