In a city whose most important social institution was founded upon the tenets of religious devotion, status was conferred not just by noble blood (though there were indeed many noble families in Rome whose positions were independent of popes, religious regimes and conciliar eras). Prestige could also be earned through the public, visible exaltation of God - and no less accordingly, the Roman Catholic Church - and that exaltation was demonstrated through the performance of the rites of the Church. Therefore, any undertaking that contributed to the beauty or sanctity of those rites, whether music adorning the ritual itself, or art and architecture that created a fitting setting for those rites, demonstrated one's commitment to their maintenance and personal piety...
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|Size: ||577 KB|
|Publisher: ||Italica Press, Inc.|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9781599103488 (DRM-PDF)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|