The Badia of Florence Hardback

Art and Observance in a Renaissance Monastery

by Anne Leader;

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The Badia of Florence

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The Santa Maria di Firenze, an ancient, venerable Benedictine abbey (called the Badia) located in the heart of Florence, is the subject of Anne Leader's new book. In 1418, 17 Benedictine monks journeyed to Florence from Padua to save one of their order's oldest houses from ruin. Realizing that reformed spiritual practice alone would not save the Badia, Abbott Gomezio di Giovanni commissioned the creation of a new cloister, to be decorated with vivid and engaging frescoes designed to motivate its residents. Leader's richly illustrated, interdisciplinary study examines the Badia during this crucial period of reform and rebirth. It reveals the renovated Badia as integral to the spiritual, political, and social life of early Renaissance Florence, as well as to the broader program of expanding Benedictine Observance throughout Italy.

The Badia of Florence by Anne Leader was published by Indiana University Press in December 2011. The ISBN for The Badia of Florence is 9780253355676.

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Details for The Badia of Florence

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherIndiana University Press (December 2011)
Number of Pages340
Thickness30 mm
Height282 mm
Width218 mm
Product Code4024660
Page last updated 28th August 2018
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