Libri da compagnia Printed in Fifteenth-and Sixteenth-Century Italy

Libri da compagnia Printed in Fifteenth-and Sixteenth-Century Italy © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/157006911X570242 Quærendo 41 (2011) 183-192 brill.nl/qua Libri da compagnia Printed in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Italy Cristina Dondi University of Oxford, England Abstract This article deals with the origin and the development of libri da compagnia , their relationship with books of hours, and the impact of the advent of printing on this type of book. It is fol- lowed by a list of fifteenth- and sixteenth-centuries editions and extant copies. Keywords confraternities, libri da compagnia, books of hours, printing in Italy, fifteenth century, six- teenth century In this contribution I would like to draw attention to some questions con- cerning a type of book in which Jos Hermans and I shared an interest, the Book of Hours, and more specifically, the variant produced for members of confraternities. Compagnie or confraternities were lay pious associations which were formed throughout Italy in the thirteenth century,  mainly with the purpose of performing public penance ( Battuti ), then more generally to fulfil a pious civic service, such as comforting the sick and assisting people sentenced to death or simply to attain a spiritual benefit by showing devotion to a particu- lar saint, by http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quaerendo Brill

Libri da compagnia Printed in Fifteenth-and Sixteenth-Century Italy

Quaerendo, Volume 41 (1-2): 183 – Jan 1, 2011

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© 2011 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0014-9527
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10.1163/157006911X570242
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/157006911X570242 Quærendo 41 (2011) 183-192 brill.nl/qua Libri da compagnia Printed in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Italy Cristina Dondi University of Oxford, England Abstract This article deals with the origin and the development of libri da compagnia , their relationship with books of hours, and the impact of the advent of printing on this type of book. It is fol- lowed by a list of fifteenth- and sixteenth-centuries editions and extant copies. Keywords confraternities, libri da compagnia, books of hours, printing in Italy, fifteenth century, six- teenth century In this contribution I would like to draw attention to some questions con- cerning a type of book in which Jos Hermans and I shared an interest, the Book of Hours, and more specifically, the variant produced for members of confraternities. Compagnie or confraternities were lay pious associations which were formed throughout Italy in the thirteenth century,  mainly with the purpose of performing public penance ( Battuti ), then more generally to fulfil a pious civic service, such as comforting the sick and assisting people sentenced to death or simply to attain a spiritual benefit by showing devotion to a particu- lar saint, by

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Published: Jan 1, 2011

Keywords: confraternities; libri da compagnia; printing in Italy; fifteenth century; books of hours; sixteenth century

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