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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Still, even without much Latin, literate Italians could often pick out the name of the
patron, whose coat of arms, not rarely, was also on display. THE SCOPE OF
LITERACY Irregular patterns of literacy very much complicated the business of ...
Italian and spoken Latin leached into one another. Borrowing was all the easier
because their close kinship gave them a fairly similar grammar and a vast
common vocabulary. The technical Latin of intellectual life and law was full of non
Latin schools taught skills desired by the governing classes; Italian schools
taught skills for commerce. Some persons, like Machiavelli, studied some of both.
The curriculum of the Latin schools cultivated the eloquence of classical Rome; ...
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