Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Introduction

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[Autom. eng. transl.] The set of 53 engraved plates curated by the minister of the sick Cesare Bonino, in Milan, in 1610, illustrates the "admirable deeds" and miracles of St. Charles Borromeo. They had been designed as a sign of homage to the city that had seen the unfolding of the adventure of the reform of Christian life promoted by the powerful Lombard cardinal, when the process that was to lead him, in the same 1610, to the glory of the altars, making his figure one of the centers of Catholic piety in modern times. The introductory text re-inserts the genesis of Bonino's libretto, entirely reproduced in the appendix, within the reformist project of Borromeo which, fueled by a fervent personal asceticism, aimed to recreate the life of the city and of the entire diocese of Milan in a Christian key, bringing together a popular tradition with an ancient heart with the spirit of renewal originating from the Tridentine reform.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Introduction
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationLa vita e i miracoli di san Carlo Borromeo. Tra arte e devozione: il racconto per immagini di Cesare Bonino
Number of pages44
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Carlo Borromeo
  • agiografia
  • miracoli


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