By Stefano Muneroni
This book explores the cultural stipulations that resulted in the emergence and proliferation of Saint Hermenegildo as a degree personality within the 16th and 17th centuries. It considers how this saint turned a theatrical trope permitting the Society of Jesus to handle spiritual and secular issues of the post-Tridentine Church, and to debate political matters similar to the supremacy of the pope over the monarch and the legitimacy of regicide. The booklet is going directly to clarify how the Hermenegildo narrative constructed outdoor of Jesuit faculties, via works by means of specialist dramatist Lope de Vega and Mexican nun Juana Inés de l. a. Cruz. Stefano Muneroni takes a world method of the staging of Hermenegildo, tracing the character’s trip from Europe to the Americas, from male to woman authors, and from a sacrificial to a sacramental paradigm the place the emphasis shifts from bloodletting to non secular salvation. Given its interdisciplinary method, this booklet is aimed at students and scholars of theatre background, faith and drama, early smooth theology, cultural experiences, romance languages and literature, and the heritage of the Society of Jesus..
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Hermenegildo and the Jesuits: Staging Sainthood in the Early Modern Period by Stefano Muneroni