Lay Confraternities and Civic Religion in Renaissance Bolognaby Nicholas Terpstra
Pub. Date: 02/28/2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The Renaissance is still often characterised as a period of religious indifference. This book examines the confraternities, lay groups through which Italians of the Renaissance expressed their individual and co llective religious beliefs. Intensely local and predominantly artisinal, the confraternities shaped the civic religious cult through charitable activities, public shrines and processions. The book puts these religious activities into the turbulent social and political context of Renaissance Bologna.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Cambridge Studies in Italian History and Culture Series
- Product dimensions:
- 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)
Table of Contents
Introduction; Prologue; 1. The early quattrocento; 2. Lay spirituality and confraternal worship; 3. The mechanics of worship; 4. Communal identity, administration and finances; 5. Confraternal charity and the civic cult in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries; Epilogue; Bibliography.
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