The Resource Florence and its church in the age of Dante, George W. Dameron

Florence and its church in the age of Dante, George W. Dameron

Label
Florence and its church in the age of Dante
Title
Florence and its church in the age of Dante
Statement of responsibility
George W. Dameron
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
By the early fourteenth century, the city of Florence had emerged as an economic power in Tuscany, surpassing even Siena, which had previously been the banking center of the region. In the space of fifty years, during the lifetime of Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321, Florence had transformed itself from a political and economic backwater--scarcely keeping pace with its Tuscan neighbors--to one of the richest and most influential places on the continent. While many historians have focused on the role of the city's bankers and merchants in achieving these rapid transformations, in Florence and Its Church in the Age of Dante, George W. Dameron emphasizes the place of ecclesiastical institutions, communities, and religious traditions. While by no means the only factors to explain Florentine ascension, no account of this period is complete without considering the contributions of the institutional church. In Florence, economic realities and spiritual yearnings intersected in mysterious ways. A busy grain market on a site where a church once stood, for instance, remained a sacred place where many gathered to sing and pray before a painted image of the Virgin Mary, as well as to conduct business. At the same time, religious communities contributed directly to the economic development of the diocese in the areas of food production, fiscal affairs, and urban development, while they also provided institutional leadership and spiritual guidance during a time of profound uncertainty. Addressing such issues as systems of patronage and jurisdictional rights, Dameron portrays the working of the rural and urban church in all of its complexity. Florence and Its Church in the Age of Dante fills a major gap in scholarship and will be of particular interest to medievalists, church historians, and Italianists
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
274.5/5105
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BX1548.F55
LC item number
D334 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Middle Ages Ser
Label
Florence and its church in the age of Dante, George W. Dameron
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-359) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn859161726
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (374 pages :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812201734
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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22573/ctt35gj8p
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32232032
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)859161726
  • pebcs0812201736

Library Locations

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