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ADRIEN GAMBART'S EMBLEM BOOK (1664) The life of St. Francis de Sales in Symbols

Stopp, Elisabeth Edited by Terence O'Reilly, with an essay by Agnes Guiderdoni-Brusle

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ISBN 10: 0916101495 / ISBN 13: 9780916101497
Editorial: Saint Joseph's University Press, Philadelphia, 2005
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Philadelphia,2005. In-8o.XI-155 pp.& the complete facsimile of the 1664 Paris edition. Fully explained in English. Orig. cloth, with DJ.Neuf Weight: 850 grams. N° de ref. de la librería 0002976

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Título: ADRIEN GAMBART'S EMBLEM BOOK (1664) The life...

Editorial: Saint Joseph's University Press, Philadelphia

Año de publicación: 2005

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: New

Edición: 1st Edition

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This volume includes the late Elisabeth Stopp s previously unpublished study of the emblem book of Adrien Gambart (1660-68), an introductory essay by Agnes Guiderdoni-Brusle that updates and supplements Stopp s work, and a facsimile of Gambart s emblem book. This remarkable book was inspired by the life and writings of St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622), and written for the Sisters of the Visitation monastery of Faubourg Saint-Jacques in Paris, where Gambart, a Vincentian priest, served as chaplain for over thirty years.

Gambart s emblems visualize many of the literary images that Francis employs in his writings, as well as draws on other popular sources of the emblematic tradition. By means of the emblems, Gambart seeks to identify in a tangible and memorable way for the reader the truly remarkable qualities of Francis s life and the exceptional elements of Salesian spirituality. Such a method, Gambart points out, is in keeping with Francis s own profuse use of images and symbols to communicate his spiritual doctrine as concretely and clearly as possible.

Each emblem invites the reader to reflect on an episode from Francis s biography or on one of his particular virtues. One emblem is provided for each of the fifty-two weeks of the year and is explained by an explanatory meditation, which is then followed by seven points for prayer and resolution, one for each day of the week. Gambart called these points Fruits et pratiques (Fruits and Practice), a summary, as it were, of what was to be learned from meditation on the emblematic picture.

Stopp s study offers an English translation of the key observations made by Gambart about each of the fifty-two emblems, while the facsimile makes available Gambart s original French text. Moreover, the facsimile is reproduced in color in order to convey the tonal richness of the original emblems.

About the Author:

Elisabeth Stopp was a Fellow of Girton College and University Lecturer in Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge University. In the field of Salesian studies, she published many articles and books, including A Man to Heal Differences: Essays and Talks on St. Francis de Sales (Saint Joseph s University Press, 1997), and Hidden in God: Essays and Talks on St. Jane Frances de Chantal (Saint Joseph s University Press, 1999). She also published widely on German Romanticism. Her annotated translation of Goethe s Maxims and Reflections was published in 1999 in the Penguin Classics series.

Agnes Guiderdoni Brusle is a post-doctoral researcher at the Universite Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). She has published articles in XVIIe Siecle, Glasgow Emblem Studies, and several festschriften. Her book Emblematique et spiritualite will be published by Brepols.

Terence O Reilly is Professor and Chair in the Department of Hispanic Studies at University College Cork (Ireland). He is the author of numerous publications on early modern religious literature, including From Ignatius Loyola to John of the Cross: Spirituality and Literature in Sixteenth-Century Spain (Ashgate, 1995).

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