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FOR THE HONOR OF GOD

Jonathan E. Glixon

in Honoring God and the City

Published in print April 2003 | ISBN: 9780195134896
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199868049 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134896.003.0001
FOR THE HONOR OF GOD

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This chapter discusses the origins of the six great Venetian lay confraternities (San Giovanni Evangelista, San Marco, Santa Maria della Carità, Santa Maria della Misericordia, San Rocco, and San Teodoro), known as scuole grandi, following the disciplinati movement of 1260. It treats the statutes of the scuole, called mariegole, and the founding principles of devotion, charity, patriotism, and honor. The membership of the scuole, representing all classes of Venetian society, and the organization of the confraternities, with officers elected from members of the citizen class, are also considered. Other topics include the finances of the scuole, their rules and regulations, and government supervision of their activities by such bodies as the Council of Ten. Finally, the chapter discusses the archives of the scuole, preserved today primarily in the Archivio di Stato of Venice.

Keywords: disciplinati; confraternity statutes; honor; Council of Ten; confraternity organization; confraternity membership

Chapter.  18370 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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