Domestic Devotions

Domestic Devotions

The Place of Piety in the Italian Renaissance Home

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Day 3: Domestic Devotions in the Early Modern World, 1400-1800

Whilst looking for a suitable way to begin the chronicle of day 3 of our Domestic Devotions conference, a remark by Deborah Howard came to mind. During the roundup session, Deborah reminded the audience that our purpose was to mix up periods, geographical areas, faiths, and to pursue a thematic approach. This choice proved successful… (read more)

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Day 2: Domestic Devotions in the Early Modern World, 1400-1800

The primary goal of the conference, Domestic Devotions in the Early Modern World, was to bring together friends and colleagues from around the world to discuss issues surrounding the practice of religion in the home in broad comparative perspectives. The event was a great success, and the enthusiasm, participation and collaborative spirit of all the… (read more)

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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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