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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Through this connection came the offer of a position as a secretary in the papal
court. After a lucrative decade in that role, he returned to Florence, where he
divided his energies between the "active" life in public office and the "
... COURTIER AND WRITER Baldassare Castiglione (1478-1529), author of The
Courtier, wrote from his own experience. He was born near the middling northern
city of Mantua, where his father served in the court of the ruling Gonzaga family.
One job of music was to animate the dance, a pastime central to Renaissance
festivity, fun for both participants and spectators. At court and elsewhere, dance
marked special occasions. Weddings, May Day, and Carnival were prime
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