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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At the bottom were numbers of students who took the lowest holy orders; these
they could, and not infrequently did later renounce. Clerical status in the
meantime entitled them to church benefices and exempted them from
harassment for petty ...
Some of these self-appointed holy people enjoyed the admiring support of their
neighbors; others endured stinging attacks on their reputations. Devout women
who chose independence, in particular, invited slander. The Italian clergy had ...
For the eyes, there were printed images tacked to homely walls and street-corner
madonnas honored with votive candles. In wealthy houses, colorful holy
paintings featuring youngsters like themselves may have struck a special chord.
For the ...
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