The volume I Monti di Pietà nel territorio di Ravennatensia: esperienze a confronto edited by Maurizio Tagliaferri has been published. It contains the proceedings of the conference held in Rovigo on 24 and 25 September 2021 (the programme can be consulted here) and promoted by Biblioteca del Seminario di Rovigo with Centro Studi e ricerche antica provincia ecclesiastica ravennate - Ravennatensia.
The purpose of the conference was twofold: firstly, to commemorate Fra Alberto Ghinato (Badia Polesine 1920-Venice 1991), a Franciscan religious, scholar and lecturer for 25 years at the Pontifical Antonianum University, to whom Lorenzo Turchi's contribution and the closing part of the volume are dedicated; secondly, to provide an opportunity for scientific dialogue on the origins and development of the Monti di Pietà in the territory of Ravennatensia.
After a first part of considerations on the peculiar and recurring characteristics of the Monti di Pietà and on the multiple approaches to the study of the subject (with the contribution of Maria Giuseppina Muzzarelli), on Bernardino di Feltre's preaching on these institutions (analysed by Pietro Delcorno) and some general remarks by Enrico Angiolini on the archives of the Monti di Pietà, the focus shifts to the analysis of the history of the institutions operating in the territory of Ravennatensia, i.e. the Monte di Pietà of Ferrara (whose archives have recently been deposited to the city's State Archives), the 15th-century foundation and statutes of the institutions of Parma, Piacenza, Reggio nell'Emilia, Modena, Mirandola, Carpi, Castell'Arquato, the relations between the Monte di Pietà of Bologna and the local archbishopric, the historical-institutional and archival history of Cesena, Forlì, Forlimpopoli, Ravenna, Rimini, Faenza and Imola.
The volume offers an overview of the state of studies on the Monti di Pietà, studying the institutions founded in the territory of Ravennatensia and highlighting at the same time individual characteristics and common trends.
At the bottom of the page you can download the book's table of contents.
Photo: friar minor (Bernardino da Feltre?) drawn by Bernardino Guslino, Milan, Biblioteca Francescano-cappuccina provinciale, ms. A17, f. IIIr