The Resource The Bianchi of 1399 : popular devotion in late medieval Italy, Daniel E. Bornstein

The Bianchi of 1399 : popular devotion in late medieval Italy, Daniel E. Bornstein

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The Bianchi of 1399 : popular devotion in late medieval Italy
Title
The Bianchi of 1399
Title remainder
popular devotion in late medieval Italy
Statement of responsibility
Daniel E. Bornstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the summer of 1399 a wave of popular devotion swept through Italy from the Alps to Rome. Men, women, and children from city and countryside joined in pious processions lasting nine days. Dubbed "Bianchi" because of their white robes, they listened to sermons, sang hymns, observed dietary restrictions, and prayed for "peace and mercy." Daniel E. Bornstein reconstructs the history of the Bianchi in unparalleled detail, and his conclusions offer new insight into the character of late medieval Christianity. Drawing on a wide range of sources including diaries, hymns, and government reports, Bornstein offers nuanced analyses of both the spiritual and the political dimensions of the movement. After describing the origins of the Bianchi as a movement concerned with the conflict and violence of the age, he traces its spread through Italy, paying particular attention to local variations. Focusing on the relationship between lay participants and ecclesiastical authorities, Bornstein demonstrates that the Bianchi represent what might be called a popular orthodoxy - a spontaneous and deeply sincere rallying to the approved beliefs and traditional practices of the church. In conclusion, he argues that scholars who have assumed a sharp division between lay and clerical religion in the late Middle Ages have misconstrued the development of Christianity in fundamental ways
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bornstein, Daniel Ethan
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BR874
LC item number
.B67 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Église catholique
  • Bianchi (Italian religious movement)
  • Spirituality
  • Spirituality
  • Flagellants
  • Spiritualité
  • Spiritualité
  • Volksgeloof
  • Godsdienstige bewegingen
  • Devotie
  • Bianchi
  • Bianchi
  • Italy
  • Italie
Label
The Bianchi of 1399 : popular devotion in late medieval Italy, Daniel E. Bornstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-226) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 232 pages
Isbn
9780801429101
Lccn
93002311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
002753386
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28256121
  • (OCoLC)ocm28256121
Label
The Bianchi of 1399 : popular devotion in late medieval Italy, Daniel E. Bornstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-226) 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 232 pages
Isbn
9780801429101
Lccn
93002311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
002753386
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28256121
  • (OCoLC)ocm28256121

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