Little devout homelands. Books of prayers in 19th century Italy

Author/s Luisa Tasca
Publishing Year 2016 Issue 2016/97 Language Italian
Pages 20 P. 59-78 File size 149 KB
DOI 10.3280/PASS2016-097003
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This article analyses prayer books which were published in Italy in the 19th century, when they were «bestsellers» and the most commonly produced and owned books. Tasca’s article investigates this literature not only in relationship to popular piety and history of devotion but also for its significant social role: prayer books offer an image of pious readers and Italian society which is very interesting for the historian.

Keywords: Books of prayers, Social history, Italy, 19th century, Religious life

Luisa Tasca, Piccole patrie devote. Libri di preghiere nell’Italia dell’800 in "PASSATO E PRESENTE" 97/2016, pp 59-78, DOI: 10.3280/PASS2016-097003