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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Midway down the peninsula was a principality like none other, the State of the
Church, centered on Rome and ruling a wide band that cut across the middle of
the peninsula. The pope was therefore not only the head of Latin Christendom
Surveying the record books of the barber surgeons, who had to report all wounds
they treated, a historian has calculated that sixteenth- century Rome was much
more dangerous than the cities of the United States today.8 Rome, in the late ...
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