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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"He is a man of honor." Here, the male pronoun fits, for female honor differed.
Honor, in this sense, was virtue — any virtue. Nevertheless, certain good
qualities more pertained. Paramount was fidelity to word. A person of honor
would tell the ...
Female and male honor intersected in the collective reputation of the house and
family. Nothing so distilled the honor of males as their capacity to keep their
women chaste. The task fell first to fathers and husbands. Brothers and other
But the well and the collective wash tubs (or river bank), though out in the open,
are places frequented largely by the women, and the market often has its female
sellers. Certainly these general patterns held for Renaissance Italy. That is why ...
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