medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture
Happy Easter and Passover to all.
Can anyone tell me what regulations or customs existed regarding burials in churches (thirteen and fourteenth century Italy being my main concerns)?  I'm working on a private church (the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua), and my sense is that c.1300 it was still quite rare for lay-people to be buried in churches, though the practice was gaining in popularity and Italian churches began to sprout private family chapels for the purpose around this time.  I'd be particularly interested to know whether private churches or family chapels within churches might have needed a special license for burials, or whether it was simply assumed that patrons had the right to be buried in them.
All best
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