After a new examination of Ambrogio Lorenzetti's fresco known as "Allegoria del Buono e del Cattivo Governo", which permitted to recognise a very telling detail (apparently never noticed before), the paper focuses on the history and the practices of the Florentine comforting Company of Santa Maria della Croce al Tempio - also known as the "Compagnia dei Neri" - by publishing and analysing several excerpts from the Company's as-yet-unpublished registers, and then by comparing them with other - more or less official - ways of comforting those sentenced to death, as they're described in the Bolognese comforting Company's Handbook and in the accounts of Caterina da Siena's letters. The paper ends with a codicological survey on the numerous copies of the execution registers of the Florentine Company, which are rationalised in two types, depending on their early scope.

Control of emotions and comforting practices before the scaffold in Medieval and Early modern Italy (with some remarks on Lorenzetti’s fresco)

Ferrante, Gennaro
2015

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After a new examination of Ambrogio Lorenzetti's fresco known as "Allegoria del Buono e del Cattivo Governo", which permitted to recognise a very telling detail (apparently never noticed before), the paper focuses on the history and the practices of the Florentine comforting Company of Santa Maria della Croce al Tempio - also known as the "Compagnia dei Neri" - by publishing and analysing several excerpts from the Company's as-yet-unpublished registers, and then by comparing them with other - more or less official - ways of comforting those sentenced to death, as they're described in the Bolognese comforting Company's Handbook and in the accounts of Caterina da Siena's letters. The paper ends with a codicological survey on the numerous copies of the execution registers of the Florentine Company, which are rationalised in two types, depending on their early scope.
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