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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Unmarried when she went to Ferrara, Peverara wed three years later, with a
huge dowry supplied by the duke and the promise of fat annuities to be paid to
herself, her husband, and her mother. The family occupied a large suite of rooms
in the ...
Emperor (impera- tore) came first, then (in descending order) king (re), prince (
principe), grand duke (granduca), duke (duca, or in Venice doge), count (conte),
marquis (marchese), down to knight (cavagliere). Many knights belonged to one
The duke of Mantua had painted into the famous family portrait in the Camera
degli Sposi some of his beloved dogs, including a woolly-coated spi- noni and a
huge red-brown beast snuggled under the ducal throne. In the city, many a
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