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Bowling Green State University

1. Allison, Jessica Lynn. Sensing Death: Italian Renaissance Comforting Rituals and their Visual and Aural Impact on the Condemned Criminals' Spiritual Redemption.

Degree: MA, Art/Art History, 2017, Bowling Green State University

This thesis will examine the rich, and sometimes overwhelming, sensory environment of punishment rituals in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Italy to draw attention to the intimate relationship between sight and sound. In recent decades, the study of art history has expanded to consider the appreciation of the work of art as part of a coherent sensory experience for the viewer. It analyzes the justice systems use of <i>tavolette</i> (hand held images) and <i>laude</i> (devotional songs) during the public execution process in order to give criminals the chance for redemption. Images of Christ's crucifixion, as well as other martyr scenes, were used in tandem with <i>laude</i> particularly focused on redemption in order to place salvation in the front of the criminal – visually and aurally. These thoughts would subdue the criminal, making him or her more likely to follow along with the rituals willingly, which would have sent a message to the public about the importance of repentance. Examining these visual and aural components not only provides a look into the judicial system of this period, but it provides a look at how the justice system determined the types of imagery to use for their very specific purposes, allowing for a deeper understanding of arts place in this society. Using <i>tavolette</i>, <i>laude</i>, and the text of the Bolognese Comforting Manual, along with the narratives of primary witnesses and images of execution, this essay will highlight the way in which the <i>tavolette</i> contributed to the carefully controlled sensory experience of Renaissance criminals during the punishment process, creating an environment that provoked the criminal to ask for redemption, not necessarily for his own well-being or beliefs, but to appease the political and public ideas of death and justice. Advisors/Committee Members: Terry-Fritsch, Allie (Advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Art History; execution; redemption; comfort rituals; tavolette; laude; devotional imagery; senses; aural landscape; sight; sound; punishment; penal justice; renaissance Italy; archconfraternity; performance; sensory experience; somaesthetics; penance; salvation

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APA (6th Edition):

Allison, J. L. (2017). Sensing Death: Italian Renaissance Comforting Rituals and their Visual and Aural Impact on the Condemned Criminals' Spiritual Redemption. (Masters Thesis). Bowling Green State University. Retrieved from http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=bgsu1510864027854912

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Allison, Jessica Lynn. “Sensing Death: Italian Renaissance Comforting Rituals and their Visual and Aural Impact on the Condemned Criminals' Spiritual Redemption.” 2017. Masters Thesis, Bowling Green State University. Accessed December 15, 2017. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=bgsu1510864027854912.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Allison, Jessica Lynn. “Sensing Death: Italian Renaissance Comforting Rituals and their Visual and Aural Impact on the Condemned Criminals' Spiritual Redemption.” 2017. Web. 15 Dec 2017.

Vancouver:

Allison JL. Sensing Death: Italian Renaissance Comforting Rituals and their Visual and Aural Impact on the Condemned Criminals' Spiritual Redemption. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Bowling Green State University; 2017. [cited 2017 Dec 15]. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=bgsu1510864027854912.

Council of Science Editors:

Allison JL. Sensing Death: Italian Renaissance Comforting Rituals and their Visual and Aural Impact on the Condemned Criminals' Spiritual Redemption. [Masters Thesis]. Bowling Green State University; 2017. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=bgsu1510864027854912

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