a coffee at ocra with the neighbourhood
Friday 12 and 19 October, two events bring together the inhabitants of the districts Borghetto, Pianello, Ruga and Travaglio in OCRA Montalcino. An opportunity for discussion, debate and exchange of ideas on common issues relating to the city of Montalcino.
A COFFEE AT OCRA WITH THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
CULTURAL ENTERTAINMENT INITIATIVES FOR MONTALCINO
OCRA Creative Workshop of Living – Montalcino (Siena)
Friday 12 and 19 October 2018
On Friday 12 and 19 October 2018, Ruga, Borghetto, Pianello and Travaglio get together in the shadow of the bell tower of the historic Complex of Saint Augustine for A COFFEE AT OCRA WITH THE NEIGHBOURHOOD: cultural entertainment initiatives for Montalcino. For the second year in a row, OCRA hosts events, conferences and initiatives about the history and old traditions of the community of Montalcino, leading up to the traditional Festival of the Thrush that takes place in the city on 27 and 28 October.
FRIDAY 12 October at 5:30 p.m.
FASHION AND LUXURY BETWEEN ‘300 AND ‘400. THE SUMPTUARY LEGISLATION OF SIENA AND THE COMMUNITIES IN ITS AREA
Speeches by Maria Assunta Ceppari and Patrizia Turrini / Moderation by Edoardo Milesi
Those attending can also take part in a guided tour of the Church of Saint Augustine organised by the experts in charge of its restoration.
In her speech, Maria Assunta Ceppari will illustrate the fundamental stages of the process of legislation against luxury passed by the City of Siena from 1250 until the first period of the Medici rule, with extensive references to the provisions of the regulations, especially those concerning women, with the aim of exploring the various complex reasons that led the rulers to legislate on the subject. The prohibitions and limitations provided for by the laws obviously concerned rich ladies who could afford to show off their valuable clothes and jewellery and sumptuously celebrated some ceremonies of particular importance in social life, such as weddings. Through these laws, we learn that such ladies loved to wear clothes made of precious silk or fabrics richly decorated with historical scenes, that they embellished their clothes with gold and silver, decorated their hair with silk ribbons and pearls, and showed off their gold and silver jewellery. For obvious reasons, in the laws against luxury there were hardly any references to lowly women, while particular attention was paid to prostitutes and their behaviour and clothing in public.
Patrizia Turrini’s speech examines the sumptuary legislation in the vast territory of the Republic of Siena and its neighbouring areas of influence: a varied area with cities, castles, villages, municipalities and small municipalities. In particular, in addition to the ‘classical’ regulations on clothes and fabrics, various cases will be presented that illustrate funeral protocols, weddings and some civic and religious festivals where banquets and processions were held.
FRIDAY 19 October at 5:30 p.m.
MONTALCINO IN THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY, THE CODE OF LAW ON GIVEN DAMAGES
Presentation of the book by Federica Viola / Speakers: Alfio Cartanesi and Mario Marrocchi / Moderator: Gerardo Nicolosi
The book by Federica Viola “Montalcino in the fifteenth century, the code of law on given and extraordinary damages (1452): a publication with historical notes” (Effigi, 2018) provides significant insights into the history of Montalcino in the Late Middle Ages. It is based on historical sources about the legislation that supplemented the provisions of the community code of law of 1415. Based on these sources, the main and little-known aspects of the historical events from the acquisition of Sienese citizenship (1361) to the middle of the fifteenth century and beyond are illustrated with references to a vast, unpublished documentation that supplements the historical sources of the code of law. In addition to themes concerning the way power was distributed and the political and institutional history, other themes are dealt with in connection with the economic and social history of the community. A preface by Alfio Cortonesi illustrates historical and agricultural information contained in the published code of law, while highlighting the characteristics and problems of the agricultural and animal husbandry production system.
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