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Wednesday 24 March 2021 16.30 - 18.30
Z-4 REL06 Scandals, Corruption and Ecclesiastical Judges (16th -18th C.)
Van Wijkplaats 4, 004
Network: Religion Chair: Anna Bellavitis
Organizers: - Discussant: Silvia Evangelisti
Francesca Medioli : Nuns, Monks, Judges and Courtesans: a Double Florentine Scandal (17th C.)
In 1620 and again in 1660, St. Verdiana nunnery was at the core of a double scandal. Not only the nuns, all from the same kinship, but also the outside men, involved in the scandals, had strong bonds, both familial and social, with courtesans and judges. Via cross-reference of specific ... (Show more)
In 1620 and again in 1660, St. Verdiana nunnery was at the core of a double scandal. Not only the nuns, all from the same kinship, but also the outside men, involved in the scandals, had strong bonds, both familial and social, with courtesans and judges. Via cross-reference of specific sources, in Florence and in Rome, this case study will show the amount of corruption displayed during the trials by the defendants and their families, together with the amount of skilful tactics both men and women performed against their judges, challenging the idea of victims versus punishers. (Show less)

Maurizio Sangalli : Disobedience and Misconduct in Regular and Secular Clergy in the Early Modern Period: some Case Studies
This paper will compare and contrast the various options opted bythe ecclesiastical upper spheres in dealingwith delicate ‘hot cases’ that involved priests, friars and monks. The sources comefrom the Rome central archives, bothfrom the cardinals’ congregations and the religious orders. This permits us to explore the relationship between lay and ... (Show more)
This paper will compare and contrast the various options opted bythe ecclesiastical upper spheres in dealingwith delicate ‘hot cases’ that involved priests, friars and monks. The sources comefrom the Rome central archives, bothfrom the cardinals’ congregations and the religious orders. This permits us to explore the relationship between lay and religious powers, the protection networks at the local level, and the procedures of compromise or delay that eventuallysolved the largest amount of cases, restricting ‘scandals’to the most explosive ones only. (Show less)



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