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The transformation of the laity in Bergamo, 1265-c. 1400 [electronic resource] / by Roisin Cossar.

By: Cossar, Roisin.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Medieval Mediterranean: v. 63.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 228 p.).ISBN: 9789004152229; 9004152229; 9789047410089 (electronic bk.); 9047410084 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Laity -- Italy -- Bergamo (Province) -- Catholic Church -- History | Lay ministry -- Italy -- Bergamo -- Catholic Church -- History | La�icat -- Italie -- Bergame (Province) -- �Eglise catholique -- Histoire -- 500-1500 (Moyen �Age) | Minist�ere la�ique -- Italie -- Bergame (Province) -- �Eglise catholique -- Histoire -- 500-1500 (Moyen �Age) | RELIGION -- Christianity -- Catholic | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Transformation of the laity in Bergamo, 1265-c. 1400.DDC classification: 282/.452409022 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
pt. 1. Confraternities and hospitals -- pt. 2. Charity and church -- pt. 3. Written religion.
Summary: This book examines the tension between social mores and religious activities among the laity in the Italian diocese of Bergamo during the later Middle Ages (1265-c.1400). Comparing the religious activities of lay men and women, both rich and poor, across a range of pious and ecclesiastical institutions, including confraternities, hospitals, parishes and the diocese, Roisin Cossar shows how the laity's access to these institutions increasingly came to depend on their gender and social status during the fourteenth century. At the same time, she argues that all lay people, regardless of gender and social status, viewed themselves as equal members of a lay ordo. The book thus illuminates the complexity of late medieval religious culture, as it simultaneously reflected and challenged secular social values.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-223) and index.

pt. 1. Confraternities and hospitals -- pt. 2. Charity and church -- pt. 3. Written religion.

This book examines the tension between social mores and religious activities among the laity in the Italian diocese of Bergamo during the later Middle Ages (1265-c.1400). Comparing the religious activities of lay men and women, both rich and poor, across a range of pious and ecclesiastical institutions, including confraternities, hospitals, parishes and the diocese, Roisin Cossar shows how the laity's access to these institutions increasingly came to depend on their gender and social status during the fourteenth century. At the same time, she argues that all lay people, regardless of gender and social status, viewed themselves as equal members of a lay ordo. The book thus illuminates the complexity of late medieval religious culture, as it simultaneously reflected and challenged secular social values.

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