Daily Life in Renaissance Italy
Discover what life was like for ordinary people living in Renaissance Italy. How was their society organized? What were their homes like? What dangers did they face? These and other questions are answered in detail to provide the reader with a unique view of the world of the Italian Renaissance. A multitude of settings and socioeconomic backgrounds are presented, from urban life to country life, from upper-class to peasant-class, to paint a full portrait of the different kinds of existence of people of this culture.
Recipes, profiles of actual individuals, and over 40 illustrations help bring the period to life. Learn what they ate, what their homes were like, how they spent their leisure time, what their work was like, and much more. Modern readers will be surprised to find fundamental similarities between our lives today and the lives of these people living over 500 years ago, as well as to discover that many of the perceptions they may have of this time period are inaccurate.
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... of art and culture 1494 Charles IX of France invades, opening the Italian Wars
1498 Savonarola burned at the stake 1499-1502 Cesare Borgia, son of Pope
Alexander, campaigns in Ro- magna and the Marches 1503-13 Papacy of Julius
Perhaps with time they grew more popular, as they were in the city of Rome in the
mid-sixteenth century, where, for instance, Pompeo, Marco Antonio, or Cesare
and, among women, Lucrezia, Faustina, or Camilla proliferated. Registering ...
On Italy, see Cesare Vecellio, Vecellio's Renaissance Costume Book (New York:
Dover, 1977), 1-66; Stella Mary Newton, The Dress of the Venetians, 1495-1525 (
Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1988); Brucker, Florence, 164-165, and throughout the ...
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