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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Their daily lives differed significantly from those lived by the much more populous
lower classes. Furthermore, many traits made up a person's place in society, and
there were many intersecting hierarchies. We need to imagine this social ...
Besides these pastoral clerics, the church also relied on the efforts of clergy of
another sort: men and women who belonged to religious orders and lived in
obedience, under a special rule. Some of these, the traditional monks and nuns,
On the other hand, famiglia in Renaissance Italian also referred to a household
or group that lived, and often worked, together. In this meaning, servants,
dependent workers, or a powerful man's entourage, even where they bore no
kinship to ...
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