The Sacred Home in Renaissance Italy The Sacred Home in Renaissance Italy explores private devotional life in the Italian Renaissance home between and and suggests that piety was not confined to the church and the convent but

  • Title: The Sacred Home in Renaissance Italy
  • Author: Abigail Brundin Deborah Howard Mary Laven
  • ISBN: 9780198816553
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Sacred Home in Renaissance Italy explores private devotional life in the Italian Renaissance home between 1400 and 1600, and suggests that piety was not confined to the church and the convent but infused daily life within the household Books, buildings, objects, spaces, images, and archival sources help to cast light on the role of religion in the home Acts of devotiThe Sacred Home in Renaissance Italy explores private devotional life in the Italian Renaissance home between 1400 and 1600, and suggests that piety was not confined to the church and the convent but infused daily life within the household Books, buildings, objects, spaces, images, and archival sources help to cast light on the role of religion in the home Acts of devotion, from routine prayers to extraordinary religious experiences such as miracles and visions, frequently took place at home amid the joys and trials of domestic life childbirth, marriage, infertility, sickness, accidents, poverty, and death.The study moves beyond traditional research on the Renaissance in important ways Firstly, it breaks free from the usual focus on Venice, Florence, and Rome to investigate practices of piety across the Italian peninsula In particular, new research into the city of Naples, the Marche, and the Venetian mainland offers fresh insights into the devotional life of the laity Moreover, it goes beyond the study of elites to include artisanal and lower status households, and reveals gender and age as factors that powerfully conditioned religious experience Drawing on a wide range of textual, material, and visual sources, this book recovers a host of lost voices and compelling narratives at the intersection between the divine and the everyday Its multidisciplinary approach enables unprecedented glimpses through the key hole into the spiritual lives of Renaissance Italians.

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