Statue, penitenti e corpi immobili nei riti settennali di Guardia Sanframondi

Vincenzo Esposito
At Guardia Sanframondi(BN), every seven years, the Madonna Assunta is celebrated with a very complex religious ritual that “stages” the corporal mortification of penitents; the immobile bodies of the figures engaged in representing episodes taken from the Bible and from the biographies of the saints; religious songs, composed for the occasion, performed by the choirs of the four districts of the town. The entire traditional ritual, investigated and interpreted ethnographically, seems to constitute a sort...
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