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Crossing the Boundaries
Christian Piety and the Arts in Italian Medieval and Renaissance Confraternities

Edited by Konrad Eisenbichler

Crossing the Boundaries
Hardback, 317 pages £70.00
Published: 1991
ISBN: 9780918720450
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Subjects: Art & Art History, Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies
Series: Early Drama, Art, and Music Monograph

Despite the paramount importance of confraternities (especially to males) in medieval European society, scholars have tended to neglect not only the social role they played but also the influence they had on the art, drama, music, and thinking of the society in which they not only existed but thrived. This collection of essays serves to illuminate this oft-ignored facet of medieval society, and each essay carefully examines some element of the influence of confraternities on society and its products.

Illustrations Introduction From Devozione to Rappresentazione : Dramatic Elements in the Holy Week Laude of Assisi
Cyrilla Barr Early Italian Dramatic Traditions and Comforting Rituals: Some Initial Considerations
Kathleen Falvey Music and Ceremony at the Scoula Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista: A New Document from the Venetian State Archives
Jonathan E. Glixon Cene and Cenacoli in the Ascension and Pentecost Companies of Fifteenth-Century Florence
Nerida Newbigin The Good Works of the Florentine 'Buonomini di San Martino': An Example of Renaissance Pragmatism
Olga Zorzi Pugliese Italian Confraternity Art Contracts: Group Consciousness and Corporate Patronage, 1400-1525
Ellen Schiferl Religious Furnishings and Devotional Objects in Renaissance Florentine Confraternities
Ludovica Sebregondi Music in a Florentine Confraternity: The Memorial Madrigals for Jacopo Corsi in the Company of the Archangel Raphael
Edmond Strainchamps Death and Dying in Renaissance Confraternities
Nicholas Terpstra Cults and Contexts: In Search of the Renaissance Confraternity
Ronald F. E. Weissman Caritas/Controriforma : The Changing Role of a Confraternity's Ritual
Jean S. Weisz The Passion of Christ in the Art, Theater, and Penitential Rituals of the Roman Confraternity of the Gonfalone
Barbara Wisch Index Plates

Konread Eisenbichler is a professor of religion at the University of Toronto and teaches in the Renaissance Studies Program and in the Department of Italian Studies. He has published on fixteenth- and sixteenth- century Italy, particularly lay religious confraternities.

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 317 pages

BIC Code:
  ART015070, HIS037010
 Medieval Institute Publications


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