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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much less comfortable. Regimes could be capricious or callous. Also, their
ambitions to regulate often overreached their capacity to enforce. It is hard to
generalize, so diverse were they in structure, ambition, motivation, and
Governments weighed less than now; they were smaller, less organized, and
less informed. Their paltry powers of coercion barely overawed private violence.
Consequently, social control fell less than today to states, towns, and officers and
Some classes — nobles, soldiers, peasants — were more prone to feuding, as
were remoter zones less controlled by urban governments. A serious feud could
last for years or decades and draw in wide networks of allies. Vengeance and
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