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Welcome to the Mons Pietatis portal - from pity to credit

Relying on the already solid and substantial work on gathering material and information carried out by Centro di studi sui Monti di Pietà e sul credito solidaristico, the project "Mons Pietatis” aims to provide a mapping of the institutes of ethical credit founded in Europe and of the documentation by them produced.

Established in 2001 at Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna, Centro studi sui Monti di Pietà e sul credito solidaristico promotes research, collects bibliographic material, organizes conferences and initiatives to promulgate knowledge of entities and institutions in ethical banking, the Monti di Pietà in particular, originated in Italy from the second half of the fifteenth century.

Centro di studi sui Monti di Pietà e sul credito solidaristico is the nationwide benchmark for anybody who's interested in these historical themes.

Historical mapping of the Monti di pietà and their archives

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Liturgical fragments inside the oldest account book of Monte di Pietà di Bologna (1473-1519)

Liturgical fragments inside the oldest account book of Monte di Pietà di Bologna (1473-1519)

Through the folds of the oldest account book of Monte di Pietà di Bologna: liturgical fragments of the 12th century and clues of mercantile operations of the XV century.

The administration of political decisions on credit

The administration of political decisions on credit

The administration of political decisions on credit: the minute books of the Monte di pietà of Bologna in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, a source to confront.

The offices of Monte di Pietà di Ravenna

The offices of Monte di Pietà di Ravenna

Originally the headquarters of Monte della Pietà was located on the ground floor of a house built on two levels, on the second of which the building owners lived.

Five pills to tell the Archive of Monte di Pietà di Bologna

Five pills to tell the Archive of Monte di Pietà di Bologna

Who was the Count Thief,? What was the iconography in the preaching of the observant friars? What were the "cabrei"? Five videos to tell stories and objects that have characterized the history of Monte di Pietà di Bologna e Ravenna.

Three research contributions linked to the historical archive

Three research contributions linked to the historical archive

Three research contributions concerning archival documentation kept in the historical Archive of Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna have been published on Mons Pietatis website.