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"Venetian Scuole, religious confraternities founded for the support of the local community, were an essential structure of Venetian life. Some were organized as support groups for ethnic communities, such as the Greek, Albanian, or German populations in the city. Others were more like craft guilds, devoted to the families of shoemakers, or tailors, or goldsmiths. Some were more purely religious, such as those devoted to mourning for the dead, or to the Guardian angel..."
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