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The Resource The cult of remembrance and the Black Death : six Renaissance cities in central Italy, Samuel K. Cohn, Jr

The cult of remembrance and the Black Death : six Renaissance cities in central Italy, Samuel K. Cohn, Jr

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The cult of remembrance and the Black Death : six Renaissance cities in central Italy
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The cult of remembrance and the Black Death
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six Renaissance cities in central Italy
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Samuel K. Cohn, Jr
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eng
Summary
In his award-winning study, Death and Property in Siena, historian Samuel K. Cohn, Jr., used close analysis of last wills to chart transformations in mentalities over a six-hundred-year history. Now, in The Cult of Remembrance and the Black Death, Cohn applies the same methodology to fashion a comparative history of six Italian city-states - Arezzo, Florence, Perugia, Assisi, Pisa, and Siena - showing the rise of a new Renaissance cult of remembrance. In 1363 the Black Death devastated central Italy for the second time, causing a detectable shift in notions of afterlife and patterns of charitable giving. Throughout Tuscany and Umbria, patricians and peasants alike abandoned the practice of dividing their bequests into small sums, combining them instead into last gifts to enhance their "fame and glory." But this new cult of remembrance, Cohn argues, does not support Burckhardt's thesis of Renaissance "individualism." Instead, the new piety grew in tandem with reverence for ancestors and a strong sense of family identity founded on the importance of male blood lines. But rather than retreat into the religious pessimism of earlier times, survivors of the plague would develop into a new generation of art patrons, albeit one with a taste for distinctively cruder and more regimented forms of religious art. From the supposed center of Renaissance culture - Florence - to the citadel of Franciscan devotion - Assisi - the widespread change of sentiment created a new demand for monumental burials, testamentary commissions for art, and other efforts to exert control over the living from beyond the grave
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Cohn, Samuel Kline
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non fiction
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  • Lifestyles
  • Black Death
  • Charitable bequests
  • Art and society
  • Renaissance
  • Italy
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The cult of remembrance and the Black Death : six Renaissance cities in central Italy, Samuel K. Cohn, Jr
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Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-413) and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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25248122
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24 cm
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xiii, 429 pages
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9780801843037
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91045267
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(WaOLN)1474157
Label
The cult of remembrance and the Black Death : six Renaissance cities in central Italy, Samuel K. Cohn, Jr
Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-413) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25248122
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 429 pages
Isbn
9780801843037
Lccn
91045267
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1474157

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