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    Pieta' e carita' nella Firenze del Basso Medioevo

    Henderson, John (1998) Pieta' e carita' nella Firenze del Basso Medioevo. Florence, Italy: Casa Editrice Le Lettere. ISBN 9788871663753.

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    Through a rich study of original documentation of the religious brotherhoods, the author explores the relationship between the sacred and the profane in the Florence of the late Middle Ages. In the first part of the book, are carefully analyzed and with a wealth of unpublished data of the members of the faith practices - singing of hymns, flagellation, processions, funerals, commemorations of death and, above all, the public worship of the Madonna of Orsanmichele. In the second part, it is explored and assessed the contribution of charitable works for the poor of the city. The result is one of the most exemplary and detailed analysis of philanthropy and assistance in medieval Europe, in the context of the great social, demographic and economic aspects of Florence before and after the "Black Death"


    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2017 14:59
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:31


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