Domestic Devotions in Early Modern Italy

Corry, Maya and Faini, Marco and Meneghin, Alessia (2018) Domestic Devotions in Early Modern Italy. In: Domestic Devotions in Early Modern Italy. Intersections . Brill. ISBN UNSPECIFIED

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Domestic Devotions in Early Modern Italy illuminates the vibrancy of spiritual beliefs and practices which profoundly shaped family life in this era. Scholarship on Catholicism has tended to focus on institutions, but the home was the site of religious instruction and reading, prayer and meditation, communal worship, multi-sensory devotions, contemplation of religious images and the performance of rituals, as well as extraordinary events such as miracles. Drawing on a wide range of sources, this volume affirms the central place of the household to spiritual life and reveals the myriad ways in which devotion met domestic needs. This Introduction surveys the topic of domestic devotions in the early modern era, querying older distinctions between public and private space, and personal and collective religious experience. It takes account of change over the early modern era, with a focus on the impact of the Catholic Reformation. The seventeen essays in the volume encompass religious history, the histories of art and architecture, material culture, musicology, literary history, and social and cultural history, and they are outlined here.

Keywords:Early modern; Italy; religion; spirituality; family; home; childhood; art; music; architecture; prayer; material culture
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V350 History of Art
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V320 Social History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V330 History of Religions
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V323 Family History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V141 Modern History 1500-1599
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V190 History by Period not elsewhere classified
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V390 History by Topic not elsewhere classified
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V220 European History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V223 Italian History
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (History)
ID Code:37226
Deposited On:27 Sep 2019 10:08

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