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    The flagellant movement and flagellant confraternities in central Italy, 1260-1400

    Henderson, John (1978) The flagellant movement and flagellant confraternities in central Italy, 1260-1400. Studies in Church History XV , pp. 147-160. ISSN 0424-2084.

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    The 1260 movement was the first widespread outbreak of popular fervour in medieval Italy to make flagellation the centre of its devotion. Together with subsequent movements it provided a general impetus to lay religious life by leading to the foundation of a large number of confraternities all over the country. In this paper I intend to describe this phenomenon and in this way examine the motivation, collective and individual, which led people to participate. I shall then outline briefly the devotional practices of flagellant companies and show how they came to institutionalise the spirit of this popular fervour.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2017 10:53
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:31


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