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Professor Emerita Deborah Howard is delighted to announce the publication of The Sacred Home in Renaissance Italy (Oxford University Press, 2018), which she has co-authored with Mary Laven (History) and Abigail Brundin (Modern and Medieval Languages)

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This book is the final output of the Cambridge-based, ERC-funded research project Domestic Devotions: The Place of Piety in the Italian Renaissance Home (2013-6).  It explores the rich devotional life of the Italian household between 1450 and 1600, rejecting the enduring stereotype of the Renaissance as a secular age. Books, buildings, objects, spaces, images, and archival sources are scrutinized to cast new light on the many ways in which religion infused daily life within the home.