Il collegio Capranica a Roma tra Umanesimo e Rinascimento

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The Capranica college in Rome between Humanism and the Renaissance

Simona Negruzzo

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[Autom. eng. transl.] The foundation in Rome of a college whose main purpose was to prepare young people of modest conditions for the priestly ministry took place in 1457 by Cardinal Domenico Capranica (1400-1458). This institution was part of similar initiatives raised by the growing interest in ecclesiastical formation, understood as one of the primary ways towards the renewal of the Church. The commitment to structure a training process for the secular clergy, investing in its consequent public usefulness, laid the foundations for that reform that would have led to the birth of seminaries and the polyphony of educational agencies (universities, monastic studies, colleges ...). Capranica was endowed by its founder with a solid economic base, so as to guarantee its autonomy and funding, while the administrative management was entrusted to the Roman Archconfraternity of the SS. Savior ad Sancta Santorum. To illustrious personalities, linked to the Capranica family due to family or career restrictions, and to the heads of the city, it was given the task of reporting the students to be admitted to the college according to the constitution norms, reissued with brief additions until the 20th century. The students attended university courses in theology and canon law at the Sapienza University (the Studium Urbis), but, from the second half of the sixteenth century, they addressed the nearby Collegio Romano, founded and directed by the fathers of the Society of Jesus. access to the college library, catechesis and the organization of additional internal courses, as well as the practice of theatrical practice guaranteed the students that formative supplement desired from the beginning
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The Capranica college in Rome between Humanism and the Renaissance
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationLa storia delle università alle soglie del XXI secolo. La ricerca dei giovani studiosi tra fonti e nuovi percorsi di indagine.
EditorsSIMONA NEGRUZZO, Simona Salustri, Maria Teresa Guerrini, Paolo Gheda
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameCentro interuniversitario per la storia delle università italiane


  • clero
  • collegio capranica
  • roma


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