The articles analyzes the reform of godparenthood imposed by the Council of Trent (ended 1563) and its consequences for social networks based on spiritual kinship. It shows that the reform caused social closure and verticalization of relationship, trasnforming godparenthood into a means of establishing a social clientele.

Godparenthood and the Council of Trent: crisis and transformation of a social institution (Italy, XV-XVIIth Centuries)

ALFANI, GUIDO
2009

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The articles analyzes the reform of godparenthood imposed by the Council of Trent (ended 1563) and its consequences for social networks based on spiritual kinship. It shows that the reform caused social closure and verticalization of relationship, trasnforming godparenthood into a means of establishing a social clientele.
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