Formen der "Caritas" beim Mailänder Adel im 13. und 14. Jahrhundert

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Forms of "Caritas" among the Milanese nobility in the 13th and 14th centuries

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Abstract

The forms of charity and beneficence preferred by the nobility (milites) in Milan between the end of the thirteenth and the first decades of the fourteenth century take on their characters that differ from those implemented by the wealthy popular people. The paper examines first acts of last will determined by some members of the citizen nobility for the benefit of the convents of the mendicant orders in the city, which show the will to keep alive the memory of the prestige of the family with the construction of important artifacts at the center burial. The monumental building of chapels, equipped with rich vestments for the officiating priests, are usually accompanied to the request for periodic celebrations of suffrage, accompanied by the distribution of food particularly well on the anniversary of death. The rich bourgeoisie, however, is more concerned about tying their memory charities, especially for the poor and the sick: through the example of Bonvesin da la Riva you can catch the interest of the bourgeoisie for the poor, among then especially for the city hospitals and the friars of the mendicant orders.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Forms of "Caritas" among the Milanese nobility in the 13th and 14th centuries
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationLaienadel und Armenfürsorge im Mittelalter
EditorsLukas Clemens
Pages167-192
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameTRIERER HISTORISCHE FORSCHUNGEN

Keywords

  • Bonvesin da la Riva
  • Borri
  • Milan
  • Milano
  • Ordini mendicanti
  • Pietrasanta
  • Visconti
  • beneficence
  • beneficenza
  • carità
  • charity
  • della Torre
  • memoria
  • milites
  • sepolture
  • sepulchers
  • testamenti
  • wills

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