Lay Confraternities and Civic Religion in Renaissance Bologna Paperback

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Lay Confraternities and Civic Religion in Renaissance Bologna

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This book analyses the social, political and religious roles of the confraternities - the lay groups through which Italians of the Renaissance expressed their individual and collective religious beliefs - in Bologna in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. These confraternities shaped the civic religious cult through charitable activities, public shrines and processions. This civic religious role expanded as the confraternities became politicised: patricians used the confraternities increasingly in order to control the civic religious cult, civic charity, and the city itself. The book examines in detail how confraternities initially provided laypeople of the artisanal and merchant classes with a means of expressing a religious life separate from, but not in opposition to, the local parish or mendicant house. By the mid-sixteenth century, artisans and merchants had few options beyond parochial confraternities which were controlled by parish priests.

Lay Confraternities and Civic Religion in Renaissance Bologna by Nicholas Terpstra was published by Cambridge University Press in August 2002. The ISBN for Lay Confraternities and Civic Religion in Renaissance Bologna is 9780521522618.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (August 2002)
Weight400g
Number of Pages272
Thickness16 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780521522618
ISBN-100521522617
Product Code1192221
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