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Title Children of the promise : the confraternity of the purification and the socialization of youths in Florence, 1427-1785.

Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  267.7094551 CHIL    DUE 08-01-21
Physical description xiii, 381 pages 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Oxford-Warburg studies.
Oxford-Warburg studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [356]-374) and index.
Summary From its foundation in 1427 to its suppression in 1785, the Confraternity of the Purification gave Florentine youths the opportunity to channel their energy, formerly employed for selfish, often violent, ends into useful, social pursuits. This innovative study shows that the Purification made important contributions to Florentine political, theatrical, artistic and musical developments, and - above all - to European education practices.
Subject Confraternity of the Purification -- History.
Youth -- Italy -- Florence -- History.
Confraternites -- Italy -- Florence -- History.
Youth -- Religious life -- Italy -- Florence -- History.
Florence (Italy) -- History -- 1421-1737.
Florence (Italy) -- Church history.
ISBN 0199263329