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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Suffocated by his racket, and by the stares and laughter of the people standing
around, I peeked in my packet and, seeing that it was all gold, I cast down my
eyes and, from one side of the counter, in total silence with two hands raised my ...
For graver misdeeds, sometimes the authorities adorned the body of the
condemned with a lasting shameful testimony to their power and judgment; they
cut off the nose or tongue, an ear, hand, or foot, or gouged out an eye or two.
When they ...
Occasionally there Taverns, and would be parties, celebrating Carnival or a
wedding. Brothels But recreation, especially for women, also reached out from
domestic space with the eyes, ears, and voice. Women idled at their windows,
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