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 ...
In these matters, honor half agreed, but with an eye instead to male control of a
lineage's women. Hence, for honor, a wife's adultery was catastrophic, as was the
seduction of a sister or a daughter; such things cried out for vengeance. But what
dressed as males in order to travel more safely and freely, incognito. In popular
expectation, however, the most common practitioners were courtesans, who
played with the moral ambiguities of their trade to titillate their customers. These
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