Domestic Devotions

Domestic Devotions

The Place of Piety in the Italian Renaissance Home

Posts filed under the Marche

A Visit to the Marche

The prospect of a study visit to the Marche with Renaissance architectural historians from eleven countries seemed irresistible – that is, until the earthquake struck two days before our departure. The omens seemed strange: the quake occurred on the same date as the eruption of Vesuvius in 79CE, and at the same time of day… (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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