The relation between accounting and power in religious institutions has received little attention by accounting historians. The present article therefore studies the case of the Santa Maria della Scala monastery in Verona (Italy) during the Middle Ages, to explore whether and how accounting might support the domination structure and facilitate power relations within the organisation. A documentary analysis of primary and secondary sources confirms that accounting played a key role in reinforcing both hierarchical and horizontal power relation among friars.

Accuonting and power in religious institutions: Verona's Santa Maria della Scala monastery in the Middle Ages

ROSSI, Gina;
2013

Abstract

The relation between accounting and power in religious institutions has received little attention by accounting historians. The present article therefore studies the case of the Santa Maria della Scala monastery in Verona (Italy) during the Middle Ages, to explore whether and how accounting might support the domination structure and facilitate power relations within the organisation. A documentary analysis of primary and secondary sources confirms that accounting played a key role in reinforcing both hierarchical and horizontal power relation among friars.
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