Food and Religious Identities in the Venetian Inquisition, ca. 1560–ca. 1640

@article{Barnett2021FoodAR,
  title={Food and Religious Identities in the Venetian Inquisition, ca. 1560–ca. 1640},
  author={E. Barnett},
  journal={Renaissance Quarterly},
  year={2021},
  volume={74},
  pages={181 - 214}
}
Through Venetian Inquisition trials relating to Protestantism, witchcraft, and Judaism, this article illuminates the centrality of food and eating practices to religious identity construction. The Holy Office used food to assert its model of post-Tridentine piety and the boundaries between Catholics and the non-Catholic populations in the city. These trial records concurrently act as access points to the experiences and beliefs—to the lived religion—of ordinary people living and working in… Expand

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