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The Sacred Home in Renaissance Italy$
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Abigail Brundin, Deborah Howard, and Mary Laven

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198816553

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198816553.001.0001

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The Sacred Home in Renaissance Italy

Abigail Brundin

Deborah Howard

Mary Laven

Oxford University Press

The importance of the Italian Renaissance home as a fundamental unit of society and a dynamic site of cultural activity is often acknowledged. This book turns instead to consider the religious dimensions of domestic life. The introduction discusses the pre-existing scholarship out of which The Sacred Home has grown, paying particular attention to the divergent historiographies relating to the early modern household in Protestant and Catholic Europe. Here the rationale behind the chronological and geographical framework of the book is explained, and the nature of its interdisciplinary approach is outlined. By drawing on a wide range of textual, visual, and material sources, The Sacred Home explores domestic devotion across the spectrum of Italian Renaissance society.

Keywords:   home, Renaissance Italy, material culture, personal devotion, Counter Reformation, Reformation

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