Lucrezia Borgia, Duchess of Ferrara, a Biography Volume 1

Lucrezia Borgia Duchess of Ferrara a Biography Volume This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book without typos from the publisher Not indexed Not illustrated e

  • Title: Lucrezia Borgia, Duchess of Ferrara, a Biography Volume 1
  • Author: WilliamGilbert
  • ISBN: 9781230204918
  • Page: 176
  • Format: Paperback
  • This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book without typos from the publisher Not indexed Not illustrated 1869 edition Excerpt CHAPTER VII FERRARA AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY State of Religion The Lavanda Singular Religions Processions Pilgrimages This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book without typos from the publisher Not indexed Not illustrated 1869 edition Excerpt CHAPTER VII FERRARA AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY State of Religion The Lavanda Singular Religions Processions Pilgrimages Professional Mourners Edict against Blasphemers Witchcraft Astrology Guidibaldo da Feltro Liberty of Conscience Jews in Ferrara Protestantism Fra Bernadino of Sienna Francesco D Argento Extinction of the Reformation in Ferrara Charitable Institutions Usury forbidden Repression of Mendicity Prohibitions against carrying Arms Laws against Duelling Municipal Regulations Severity of Laws against Disreputable Women Thieves Singular Punishments Capital Punishments Jews Laws relating to Dress A LTHOUGH in the present day but little difference may be found in the habits and manners of the principal cities of Italy, it was far different in the days of Lucrezia Borgia And great indeed must the change have appeared to her from the disturbances, midnight assassinations, hypocrisy and intrigues of Rome, to the comparatively well governed city of Ferrara Although weighed in the balance with our municipal arrangements Ferrara might have been found wanting, when considered beside that of Rome its organization might have been regarded as perfect Although possibly in Ferrara religion might have been too much mixed up with superstition, at any rate not only the dukes, but the nobles, burghers, and populace as well, entertained a high respect for the Church, although on than one occasion they rebelled against any undue exercise of authority on the part of the clergy Both Ercole and his son Alphonso were strict observers of all rites and ceremonies of the Church In the year 1478 Ercole instituted the ceremony of lavanda, or public washing of feet of the pilgrims

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