Lay Confraternities and Civic Religion in Renaissance Bologna

Lay Confraternities and Civic Religion in Renaissance Bologna

by Nicholas Terpstra
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521480922

ISBN-13: 9780521480925

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,

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521480925
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2011
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Italian History and Culture Series
Pages:
272
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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