Domestic Devotions

Domestic Devotions

The Place of Piety in the Italian Renaissance Home

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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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‘At Home’ in the United States

In the past week, I’ve visited the home of Victoria Confino, a Sephardic Jewish girl from Kastoria, who emigrated to New York in 1913; I’ve followed the history of 16 Elm Street, Ipswich, Massachusetts over 200 years; and I’ve delved into the experience of living in the neighbourhood of Shaw in Washington, D.C. via the… (read more)

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