Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 1483 Copia de Statuti de Vergognosi e Santa Marta e decreti descritti nel libro bianco
TitleCopia de Statuti de Vergognosi e Santa Marta e decreti descritti nel libro bianco
- Opera pia dei poveri vergognosi (Bologna, Italy) Opera pia dei poveri vergognosi (Bologna, Italy)
- Julius II, Pope, 1443-1513 Julius II, Pope, 1443-1513
Call numberMs. Codex 1483
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4482613
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
LanguageItalian, with a few short passages in Latin
- ca. 1722
Collection of copies of 2 larger works, the statutes of the Opera pia dei poveri vergognosi of Bologna, the statutes of the Conservatorio Putte di Santa Marta, and a number of shorter documents, mostly copies of decrees related to the management of the Opera. The first two documents are very similar: after briefly outlining the history of the two charitable institutions, a copy of their respective statutes follows. Most of the regulations concern the eligibility of paupers for benefits of the Opera pia, and of the young women for the Conservatorio. The two institutions mostly worked together, the Opera looking after the older members of formerly wealthy families who had been impoverished or become indigent for various reasons, and the Conservatorio caring for their daughters (which also made the selection process stricter for young women because, in order to receive benefits from the Conservatorio, one's family had to be either deceased or eligible for benefits from the Opera; should these criteria not be met by the young woman in need, there was no way for her to be to be admitted). The Opera and the Conservatorio also had very strict requirements for their members (the procuratori and the sisters who worked in the Conservatorio), also collected in the statutes, which regulated their election, and a strict code of conduct that covered almost every circumstance that could arise in the course of their work. Transcribed between the two statutes is a copy of a letter, dated 18 July 1511, written by Pope Julius II and addressed to the Opera, both to encourage its members to persist in their work, and, at the same time, to warn them against committing heresy and disobeying his orders, which would result in interdict and other punishments. The last part of the manuscript is a selection of decrees issued between 1633 and 1722 by the Opera, which amended or rectified previous decrees. For each amended article a copy of it in its original form is also present, to facilitate the understanding of the changes occurred. The topics of the aforementioned decrees include the management of the organization, the maximum number of members that can be part of it, and the financial administration of funds.
- Ms. codex.
- Title from cover.
WatermarkUnidentified watermark containing two crossed keys with the letters M O R O underneath, surrounded by a decorative frame.
Extent120 leaves : 206 x 137 mm. bound to 212 x 152 mm
FoliationPaper; [viii], 1-69, [70-232], contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper outer corners (p. 91-213 originally paginated [ii], 1-79, [i], 80-120 in ink).
BindingContemporary vellum, Copia di vari statuti, followed by unreadable writing, Bologna on spine; the heading Copia de Statuti de Vergognosi e Santa Marta e decreti descritti nel libro bianco on upper cover.
- Confraternities--Italy--Bologna--Early works to 1800
- Charities--Italy--Bologna--Early works to 1800
- Bylaws (administrative records)
- Manuscripts, Italian--18th century
- Manuscripts, European
Table of contents
Inside front cover
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Section: Statuti de Vergognosi, p. 1
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Section: Statuti e decreti della Conservatorio di Santa Marta, p. 28
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Section: Copia de decreti registrati nel Libro Bianco, p. 91