Its 11 September , Rome. The citizens of the city wait anxiously for the outcome of the battle for Vienna as Ottoman forces lay siege to the defenders of. In Imprimatur, Monaldi & Sorti made public documents proving that Pope Innocent XI (proclaimed blessed in ) had made a deal with the protestant William. Buy Imprimatur by Rita Monaldi, Francesco Sorti from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction.

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Having built up to a great end, the story is followed by a collection of rather dusty historical writing as the Bishop tells his friend all the research he’s done in proving that this story may well be true.

The authors have found in the archives of the Vatican the documents which prove that Pope Innocent XI, beatified insupported financially William sending him secretly huge sums of mohaldi through a company based in Venice. Samen met de jonge herbergknecht gaat hij op onderzoek uit.

Twee lijkenpikkers Ugonio en Ciacconio staan de abt en de knecht bij in hun onderzoeken. Each has a distinctive personality and motivation and the apprentice feels differently about all of them.

Imprimatur by Rita Monaldi

The story is presented as the writings of a young apprentice to a Roman inn during a week in Septemberconcerning what befell him and the city and how it relates to the Pope. The result of years of researches in many libraries and archives of Europethe novel reconstructs the historical background in every small detail, from smells to clothing, from beliefs to recipes, to medical theories. The mystery for me had been This was a difficult book to rate.

It is the September 11th A spokesman for the Vatican has denied this. I do recommend it as it seems to be better than what you can find in historical fiction genre these days. Omdat paus Innocentius XI de enige is die de christelijke coalitie kan samenhouden, is de geplande aanslag rampzalig voor de toekomst van Europa. Francesco Sorti is musicoloog, gespecialiseerd in periode van de barok.

It is a troubling time in Rome, with the forces of Catholic Europe under siege from the infidel Turks, who are currently attempting to take Vienna before marching on Italy. Trivia About Imprimatur Atto Rita Monaldi, Francesco Sorti Publisher: In other words, it’s no Umberto Eco. Robert houdt echter van historische romans en dat gaf bij mij de doorslag voor verder onderzoek.



The characters are a bit stereotyped and predictable. Nothing so delightful as a eunuch on adventure! Since the book is hugea pages imprimafur the end is practically nothing. Vooral die nogal vergezochte inleiding en vooral het veel te uitgebreide addendum en noten die je wel moet lezen om het geheel te begrijpen. Zaplet je dobar ali neke se stvari ponavljaju dok posve ne dosade. Want to Read saving….

En ondanks talloze wederwaardigheden slaagde hij er niet in Dulcibeni diens geheim afhandig te maken. The Muslims are mustering on Western borders and Vienna is withstanding the siege.

Peccato che sia stato boicottato in Italia e che gli autori, coniugi italiani cattolici, per protesta vivano a Vienna e continuino a pubblicare in oltre 40 lingue tranne l’italiano.

Imprimatur (Atto Melani, book 1) by Rita Monaldi and Francesco Sorti

Then, the allegations contained within might make for a more It was hard to read this book. This was because Innocent’s family, the Odescalchi based in Comowere an important banking dynasty that had lent money to William and sought a financial return.

The fact that the authors did a lot of reasearch before publishing this novel was obvious but they could have done a better job presenting their finds. The authors consciously draw upon the traditions of both classic crime imprkmatur and The Decameron as Melani and his assistant investigate. A plot to assassinate the pope and plans to use the plague as a weapon of mass destruction in the battle between Islam and the West are discovered.

Alle moeite van die personages was dus zinloos tegenover de kwaadaardige krachten van het moanldi die geschiedenis imprkmatur de wereld overheersen. The first country in which the following appeared was the Netherlands, the very country in which Italians of the 17th century published their writings in order to avoid papal censorship. Atto Melani starts investigating the death and he actually finds the way to get out of the inn through underground tunnels and catacombs.

The loan, according to the authors, might have been paid back through a deal of art objects that took place in Rome ina few months after the death of Innocent XI. As I am very much aware that the dar This book was apparently popular in Europe. Spoedig vindt het tweetal een geheime gang naar de crypten van Rome, waar de eerste Christenen zich ooit schuilhielden voor hun Romeinse vervolgers. Meticulously researched and brilliantly conceived, “Imprimatur” contains startling revelations that have been concealed for centuries, drawing on original papers discovered in the Vatican archives.


Likewise associated with a literary affront, this innocent priest interviewed by several papers must now adjust to life in Romania. By that I mean it is not a great work of literature. It is not a fast read, or you will miss something i The first book of the series by Monaldi and Sorti has an interesting publishing history as it was not appreciated by the Catholic church in Italy. In het boek wordt een historisch geheim onthuld.

This goal could be achieved only with William who in his youth had never been financially secure becoming king of England and thus achieving personal power and financial resources.

While there is a detective type story at the heart of the book, it is simply surrounded by too much other stuff junk to make for an enjoyable read. Ze hebben niet alleen informatie verkregen over het beleg van Wenen, de pest en abt Melani, maar ook informatie over astrologie, kleding, muziek en theologie. For me, that tended to make the reading a little bit turgid and perhaps overwritten although this might be the fault of the translator.

Rita Monaldi majored in classical philology and specialized in imprimstur history of religions.

The Bargello’s men have come to forcibly board up the Donzello inn, where Melani is staying, imprimattur to a suspected plague death. Deze documenten stuurt hij aan de commissie die zich met mnaldi heiligverklaring van deze paus bezighoudt om deze te voorkomen. Mah, sono perplessa anche di quello Gaandeweg het boek kom je daar wel achter. Rita Monaldi and Francesco Sorti. Certainly the historical elements of the story’s setting are well researched; but it appears to me that the authors were very much aware that their book might cause ‘problems’ — so they are careful to ensure that their interpretations have as much historical credibility as possible.