Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Religious Life

Site Visit
Core Reading
  • Chambers, David, and Brian Pullan (eds), Venice: A Documentary History 1450-1630 (Oxford, 1992; rept. Toronto, 2001), pp. 185-237.
  • Sanudo, Marin, Venice, Cità excelentissima: selections from the Renaissance diaries of Marin Sanudo, ed. and trans. Patricia H. Labalme and Laura Sanguineti White (Baltimore, 2008), pp. 359-426.

The Churches of Venice

Gabrieli, Giovanni, Music for San Rocco

Seminar Questions
  • How did the Republic of Venice seek to control the Venetian Church?
  • How was lay piety expressed in Venice in this period?

  • To what degree did reformist religious ideas penetrate Venice in the sixteenth century?

Indications for Further Reading

Titian, Madonna with Saints and Members of the Pesaro Family (detail)