Apulia’s Saints and Animals: Hagiographic Narratives and Popular Devotions

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When: Tuesday, November 19th at 6pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute - 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450 - What: Professor Edmondo Lupieri (Loyola University) will introduce this event and present the following speakers, who will address the topic, "Apulia’s Saints and Animals: Hagiographic Narratives and Popular Devotions:"

Presenting popular devotions is something more than discussing the hagiographical narratives related to it, although these narratives prove often to be highly intriguing themselves and extremely interesting. When we deal with popular devotions, in fact, we don’t face only religious/hagiographical issues: history, anthropology, psychology, culture, economy and tourism are at stake, as well. This is even more true when the explored devotions imply, in a different way, not only humans (saints, believers), but also animals.

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