The Resource Death and ritual in Renaissance Florence, Sharon T. Strocchia

Death and ritual in Renaissance Florence, Sharon T. Strocchia

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Death and ritual in Renaissance Florence
Title
Death and ritual in Renaissance Florence
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Sharon T. Strocchia
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eng
Summary
In what ways did the rituals associated with death in Renaissance Florence serve as an indicator of how Florentine society saw itself? In Death and Ritual in Renaissance Florence, Sharon Strocchia shows how these death rites - especially civic funerals - reflected Florence's quick rise to commercial wealth in the fourteenth century and steady progression toward displays of princely power in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Strocchia begins by examining the basic components of civic funerary rites and their symbolic meaning. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, she then traces the changes and continuities of these rites throughout the Renaissance. She shows how the rise of funeral pomp in the late fourteenth century as linked to social mobility, the redistribution of wealth, corporate politics, and the psychology of the post-plague decades. She analyses the impact of "elitism, statism, and civism" on civic and family rites after 1400 and charts the social effects of rising assumption trends. And she focuses on the complex cycles of change stemming from the establishment and rejection Medici control, which by entrenching patrician domination helped pave the way for the Medici principate. "Rather than simply recasting the traditional history of the city," Strocchia writes, "the history of death rites shows us the sheer intricacy of how ritual and society defined each other. These episodes point us toward culture in action: the tangled, dense, and decidedly unstable relations binding family and state, gender and politics, word and image."
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1951-
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Strocchia, Sharon T.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • GT3252.F56
  • H31
LC item number
  • S76 1992
  • E83 Ser. 110, no. 1
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Renaissance
  • Renaissance
  • Begrafenissen
  • Sociale status
  • Rites et cérémonies funéraires
  • Bestattungsritus
  • Tod
  • Brauchtum
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Manners and customs
  • Politics and government
  • Renaissance
  • Bestattungsritus
  • Brauchtum
  • Tod
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Florenz
  • Italy
  • Florenz
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Death and ritual in Renaissance Florence, Sharon T. Strocchia
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-301) and index
Contents
  • Ch. 3.
  • Social World of Late Trecento Funerals
  • Triumph of Flamboyance
  • Kinship, Family, Dynasty
  • Patricians and the Gente Nuova
  • Style and the Politics of Chivalry
  • Corporations, Parishes, and Popolani
  • Ch. 4.
  • Civic Ideals and Classicism in the Early Quattrocento
  • Coluccio Salutati: Chancellor as Poet and Hero
  • pt. I.
  • From Knights to Statesmen
  • Ritual, Politics, and the Papacy
  • Humanism and the Power of Praise
  • Ch. 5.
  • Spectacle at Mid-Century
  • Civic Ritual Comes of Age
  • Social Strategies and the Topography of Tombs
  • Women and the Sexual Politics of Mourning Clothes
  • Ch. 6.
  • Return of an Aristocratic Ethos
  • Structures of Ritual and Society
  • Cosimo de' Medici, "Father of the Country"
  • Patronage, Piety, and Patriliny in Laurentian Florence
  • New Republic, 1491-1512
  • New Chivalry, 1512-1527
  • Ch. 1.
  • Rules of Order
  • Ch. 2.
  • Symbols, Objects, Bodies
  • pt. II.
  • Making of a Ritual Form
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 308 p.
Isbn
9789795330776
Lccn
92000068
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25164916
  • (OCoLC)ocm25164916
Label
Death and ritual in Renaissance Florence, Sharon T. Strocchia
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-301) and index
Contents
  • Ch. 3.
  • Social World of Late Trecento Funerals
  • Triumph of Flamboyance
  • Kinship, Family, Dynasty
  • Patricians and the Gente Nuova
  • Style and the Politics of Chivalry
  • Corporations, Parishes, and Popolani
  • Ch. 4.
  • Civic Ideals and Classicism in the Early Quattrocento
  • Coluccio Salutati: Chancellor as Poet and Hero
  • pt. I.
  • From Knights to Statesmen
  • Ritual, Politics, and the Papacy
  • Humanism and the Power of Praise
  • Ch. 5.
  • Spectacle at Mid-Century
  • Civic Ritual Comes of Age
  • Social Strategies and the Topography of Tombs
  • Women and the Sexual Politics of Mourning Clothes
  • Ch. 6.
  • Return of an Aristocratic Ethos
  • Structures of Ritual and Society
  • Cosimo de' Medici, "Father of the Country"
  • Patronage, Piety, and Patriliny in Laurentian Florence
  • New Republic, 1491-1512
  • New Chivalry, 1512-1527
  • Ch. 1.
  • Rules of Order
  • Ch. 2.
  • Symbols, Objects, Bodies
  • pt. II.
  • Making of a Ritual Form
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 308 p.
Isbn
9789795330776
Lccn
92000068
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25164916
  • (OCoLC)ocm25164916

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