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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In this way, honor acquired also an inward aspect. Knowing that you had acted
so that others approved underlay an inner self- esteem. While praise left a glow
of satisfaction, probably more acute was the sting of public scorn. This inner ...
Hierarchy was tightly linked to honor; high status both conferred it and set
boundaries to its contests. At the same time, honor pervaded the whole social
order. Underlings, even peasants, thieves, and prostitutes, possessed a strong
sense of it, ...
Christianity, with an eye to Jesus, extolled humility. Christian forgiveness also
chided honor's wrath; we have seen how readily the tussle for honor bred and
lauded rage and violent retribution. "If you shove me, I shove you back, and
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