Journals Higher Education



Published: 19 July 2018

400 Pages | more than 200 black and white images


ISBN: 9780198816553

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The Sacred Home in Renaissance Italy

Abigail Brundin, Deborah Howard, and Mary Laven

  • Explores private devotional life in the Italian Renaissance home between 1400 and 1600
  • Suggests that piety was not confined to the church and the convent but infused daily life within the household
  • Shows how families used a wide array of material objects, including books, works of art, jewellery, and relics to create the atmosphere for pious reflection and prayer
  • Moves beyond the traditional focus on Renaissance Venice, Florence, and Rome

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