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James R. Banker
North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC 27695-7003)

Communities of Mourning and Consolation in Florence

To investigate the social bonds caused by the common experience of grief among the merchant-citizens and humanists in fourteenth and fifteenth century Florence. Grief accompanying death had a profound role in associating groups of Florentines into mutually consoling communities. Sources to be examined include family diaries, funeral orations, dialogues, and epistles of consolation.

Project fields:
European History; Renaissance History

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$15,000 (approved)
$15,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1976 – 6/30/1977