Domestic Devotions

Domestic Devotions

The Place of Piety in the Italian Renaissance Home

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Naples: A ‘Place of Piety’

After a two-week research trip to Naples, I have returned with a new appreciation for this amazing city, which is filled to the brim with innumerable souls. It’s Italian, yet its beautiful dialect and some of its architecture serve as reminders of places far from Italy, unchanged witnesses of its glorious past. Nowadays Naples extends… (read more)

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Enduring Beliefs at the Museo Archeologico in Perugia

In July 2000, the Museo Archeologico in Perugia opened a permanent exhibition of amulets collected by Giovanni Bellucci (1844-1921), a scientist and researcher who had been the Museum’s director for many years. In the first decades of the twentieth century, while Bellucci was running his investigation on the popular beliefs and religious practices of rural… (read more)

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