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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PROFILE: LEONARDO BRUM, CIVIL SERVANT AND SCHOLAR Leonardo Bruni
(1369-1444) was born in Arezzo, a Tuscan town then under Florentine rule. He
migrated to Florence to study law and entered the intellectual circle of a ...
An early sixteenth-century Florentine devotional painting with nine framed
scenes — the pious tale of a man who drank, gambled, lost, cursed, stomped off
to stone an image of the holy Virgin, was condemned to hang, and died repentant
1992. On the Beauty of Women. Trans. K. Eisenbichler and J. Murray.
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. Landucci, Luca. 1927. A
Florentine Diary from 1450 to 1516. Trans. A. Jervis. London: J. M. Dent and
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