Subtypes Guilds - Religious Brotherhoods - Italy

Religious brotherhoods were present in many Italian cities. They were generally called confraternita (confraternities). The confraternities were affiliated with a church, where they had a chapel. The linkage between members could be the same trade or the same origin, but sometimes confraternities included people coming from other regions. While the religious aspect was important, they also offered assistance and access to social capital within the city (Canepari, 2008).

 

 

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