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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The Italians had a shared culture in which, despite regional Culture diversities,
common traits created affinity. Thus, with few exceptions, they all spoke versions
of a common language descended from the Latin of the ancient Romans.
Fortunes were volatile in Businessmen Renaissance Italy. One could get rich
quickly, but could also fall fast. At the top of this group were very rich men who
had everything in common with the patricians except the timing of their success.
Malaria, for one, was Malaria, Typhus, very common. Sufferers could carry the
microbe for and Plague years and unexpectedly relapse at any season. But since
mosquitoes were the hosts, summer was the season for infection. Although they ...
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