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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Laura's doctor reports she has wanted to jump out the window and asked the
devil to take her soul. When the exorcist came in, says the doctor, Laura swore
and writhed and asked to be taken to Dianora's house, saying that the tools of
Magistrates probing a crime therefore often asked, "Do they eat together? Do
they drink together?" One witness, struck by the ironic falling out, replied, "The
two of them were companions, and that very day [that the one knifed the other
over a ...
(We met Ascanio in Chapter 6, in a slanging match and sword fight with his
brothers.) Below, from a trial of 1555, is testimony against him by a noble partner
at primiera, a cousin of poker where one bets from a four-card hand. He was
asked if ...
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