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Marica S. Tacconi (Collaborative Colloquia: Religion)

When Oct 19, 2016
from 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM
Where 463 Burrowes
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Marica S. Tacconi, Professor of Musicology and Associate Director, School of Music

'Entering' the Sacred Page: The Medici and the Service Books of the Florentine Cathedral

The return of the Medici from exile in 1512 had a direct impact on the design and content of the choirbooks produced for the cathedral of Florence. Whether through depictions of the family’s most distinguished members – most notably Lorenzo il Magnifico and Pope Leo X – or whether through the creation of new liturgical texts and music, the lavish manuscripts reflect the themes of control and propaganda central to the years of the Medici restoration.

A Society for the Study of Religion Collaborative Colloquia event, in partnership with the Committee for Early Modern Studies