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Church, Religion and Society in Early Modern Italy : European Studies - Christopher Black

Church, Religion and Society in Early Modern Italy

European Studies

Hardcover Published: 24th August 2004
ISBN: 9780333618448
Number Of Pages: 315

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Christopher F. Black assesses the nature and extent of church reform demands within sixteenth-century Italy, then concentrates on religious society after the supposed watershed of the Council of Trent (1546-63), through the seventeenth century. Black considers structural reform through dioceses and parishes, changes in parish life, religious education, the pursuit of "good works," and attempts at enthusiastic persuasion via church environment, art, music and festivities. Two controversial issues, the Inquisition's role and the stricter enclosure of nuns, receive special attention.

'Black offers a thoughtful summary of the principal issues facing the post-Tridentine Italian Church...a helpful resource for student and teacher alike'. - Clare Ashdowne, Ecclesiastical History

List of Maps
Religious Crises and Challenges in Early Sixteenth-Century Italy
The Council of Trent and Bases for Continuing Reform
Centre and Peripheries: The Papacy, Congregations, Religious Orders
Episcopal Leadership
Parish Priests and Parishioners
Religious Education
Confraternities, Hospitals and Philanthropy
Nunneries and Religious Women
Repression and Control
Churches, Cultural Enticement and Display
Conclusion: Successes and Failures
Popes in Early Modern Europe
Appendix: The Italian Bishoprics
A Brief Reading Guide
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ISBN: 9780333618448
ISBN-10: 0333618440
Series: European Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 315
Published: 24th August 2004
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.1  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1