Pope Leo"s elephant. by Lawrence, John

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Published by Hamilton in London .

Written in English

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LC ClassificationsPZ7.L43595 Po
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Pagination32 p. (chiefly col. illus.).
Number of Pages32
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Open LibraryOL5518486M
ISBN 100241016851
LC Control Number73541462
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Pope Leo's elephant. [John Lawrence; World Publishing Company,] -- Recounts how Pope Leo's elephant became a hero in Renaissance Rome."A real elephant was the strange and wonderful gift sent by the King of Portugal to Pope Leo in Rome a little more than four.

Get this from a library. Pope Leo's elephant. [John Lawrence] -- Recounts how Pope Leo's elephant became a hero in Pope Leos elephant. book Rome. The Pope's elephant - Silvio A.

Bedini - Google Books. 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.4/5(1).

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.

Pope Leo X was known for having an overly extravagant papal court, including, among other things, regularly throwing lavish masquerades at the Vatican.

Soon-to-be Protestant Reformers were already angry at the Church, but the fact the Pope now had a special pet elephant from India named Hanno was viewed as the perfect over-the-top example of how corrupt the papacy had become.

The elephant became the basis for an early criticism published by Martin Luther's followers, while satirists jokingly compared Hanno's treatment to. Hanno from – 8 June was the pet white elephant given by King Manuel I Pope Leos elephant. book 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.

Pope Leos elephant. book He published the results of his research inin “The Pope’s Elephant”, the most thorough study to date of the elephant that lived in the Cortile del Belvedere.

The Pope's Elephants. 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/5.

This great scholar Pope cherished the performance of clown and dwarfs. He kept many a pet at Vatican Palace. The most beloved of them: an elephant named ‘Hanno’. Elephant raised great curiosity among Romans and all the Europeans who chanced to see it.

Hanno was the first elephant in Rome since the fall of Roman empire. That is, an elephant. Deep within this mountain of meticulous research lies the story of a Medici pope's fondness for a small albino elephant, gift of Portugal's King Manuel I to the papal court. Son of Lorenzo the Magnificent, Leo X () became pope at determined to enjoy the papacy, bring artists and poets to Rome, and restore the city as a center 4/5(1).

The Pope Leo X wanted to thank King Manuel for the extraordinary gift so he wrote him a letter: “The elephant brought a great astonishment to the whole world, as much from the memories it evoked from the ancient past, for the arrival of similar beast was fairly frequent in the days of ancient Rome One is almost tempted to put faith in the assertion of the idolaters who pretend that there.

An original answer may be found in Silvio A. Bedini's book: The Pope's Elephant, a narrative of the life of Hanno - a white elephant who was given to Leo X by the King of Portugal.

As one of many gifts received by the Pope from the ruler of Portugal, Hanno was by far the Pope's favorite, and the pontiff was said to have spent many a happy hour. POPE LEO X'S ELEPHANT 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, actually an Asian elephant, came to Rome in with the Portuguese ambassador Tristão da Cunha and quickly became the Pope's favorite animal. An "utterly charming"(The Observer) look at the white Indian elephant who became the darling of Pope Leo X and Renaissance Europe.

InRome, the Eternal City, was the center of the Chrisitian world and home and workshop to Raphael, Leonardo, and Michelangelo/5(50). 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. 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(11). 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 look easy. His book is. In Pope Leo X (r. ) received a rather special gift from the King of Portugal, Manuel de Aviz. The gift took the form of an elephant, which was called Annone (Hanno), in memory of one of Hannibal's generals.

The elephant quickly became a great favourite, both with the pope and the people of Rome, who flocked to see it. ‘Hanno, The Pope’s Leo X Elephant’ was created in by Raphael in High Renaissance style.

Find more prominent pieces of animal painting at – best visual art : Raphael. He published the results of his research inin “The Pope’s Elephant“, the most thorough study to date of the elephant that lived in the Cortile del Belvedere.

A web page article entitled The Vision of Pope Leo XIII argues that Pope John XXIII started the church’s decline by summoning the Second Vatican Council, which did much to upend the Church’s doctrines and teachings. In Pope Paul VI ended the mandatory Prayer Author: Daniel Demers.

The rhino washed up on the shores of southern France, was sent back to Portugal and stuffed, and then was later returned to Pope Leo. There is no record, however, of what happened to the poor stuffed rhino after it arrived in Rome. For further reading, check out The Pope's Elephant, by Silvio A.

Bedini. Pope Leo X (11 December – 1 December ), born Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici, was pope and ruler of the Papal States from 9 March to his death on 1 December Born into the prominent political and banking Medici family of Florence, Giovanni was the second son of Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of the Florentine Republic, and was elevated to the cardinalate in Created cardinal: 9 March (in pectore), 26 March.

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).

This is the story of a Pope, and his love for an elephant, a Malayali elephant. Yes, you read it right. This story dates back to the early 16th century, to be : Reji Thomas Mathew. Silvio Bedini's The Pope's Elephant charmingly tells the tale of a remarkable diplomatic gift: Hanno, an Indian elephant, who was presented in to Pope Leo X by King Manuel I of Portugal.

By coincidence, Bedini's historical study followed closely on the paperback issue of a novel, Lawrence Norfolk's The Pope's Rhinoceros (New York: Henry. Hanno the elephant was the crown jewel of an exotic animal collection started by Pope Leo X around Pope Leo didn’t keep Hanno to himself: He built a special enclosure for the white elephant in the the Courtile de Belvedere, and on weekends, the citizenry was allowed to visit him.

Hanno also went out and about into the city, parading through town, though on more than one occasion, he got spooked and people ended up trampled. Hanno (Italian, Annone; c. – 8 June ) was the pet white elephant of Pope Leo X (born Giovanni de' Medici), and the subject of the book "The Pope's Elephant: An Elephant's Journey from Deep in India to the Heart of Rome" by Silvio A.

Bedini. He was the gift of King Manuel I of Portugal on the Pope's coronation. Leo echoed the words of Our Lord in the Garden of Eden when He said, “Not my will, but thine be done”, even if that meant Leo giving his own life. So, in light of the feuds that changed the world, I would state that the great feud between Attila and St.

Leo was an earthshattering moment that saved the Christian entity which was already in. Leo Africanus, Italian Giovanni Leone, original Arabic al-Ḥasan ibn Muḥammad al-Wazzān al-Zayyātī or al-Fāsī, (born c.

Granada, Kingdom of Granada [Spain]—died c. Tunis [now in Tunisia]), traveler whose writings remained for some years one of Europe’s principal sources of information about Islam. Educated at Fès, in Morocco, Leo Africanus traveled widely as a. This painting “Hanno, The Pope’s Leo X Elephant ” by Raphael will be hand painted by one of our artists, no printing or digital techniques will be used.

We will not sign the painting and the watermark seen on our site will not appear on the Raphael painting. Painting. 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.

Only two popes have earned the title Great—Gregory I and Leo I. Leo was born in the beginning of the fifth century, probably in Rome. When he was a deacon, other church leaders looked to him for advice and for explanations of the faith. Leo was sent to settle arguments between leaders.

He was on such a mission in when he was elected pope. The pope's elephant by Silvio A. Bedini. Publication date Topics (Elephant), Elephants in art, Papal States -- History -- Leo X,Rome (Italy) Internet Archive Books.

Scanned in China. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on September 6, Pages: Pope Leo XIII (Italian: Leone XIII), born Vincenzo Gioacchino Raffaele Luigi Pecci (2 March 20 July ) to an Italian comital family, reigned as Pope from 20 February to his death in He was the oldest pope (reigning until the age of 93), and had the third longest pontificate, behind that of Pope Pius IX (his immediate predecessor) and John Paul II/5(3).

The Pope’s biographer Fabronio declared that there had been no finer event in that epoch. But the gift which most pleased Pope Leo was Hanno the elephant. The story of Hanno is taken from The Pope’s Elephant: An Elephant’s Journey From Deep in India to the Heart of Rome by Silvio A Bedini, Penguin Books.

It is a story detailing the attachment between a fun loving Pope Leo X and his baby white elephant which hailed from Cochin. The story is fun, it is sad, and is a story of the times, with politics, satire, romance and all kinds of stuff attached to it.

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.pope leo x Download pope leo x or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.

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