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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The dominant model, Social and reflecting elite views and practices, saw
marriage as linking Economic not merely two individuals but two families.
Exchanging Concepts of economic and political resources and cementing social
al- Marriage ...
In those classes, marriage still assumed gender hierarchy and male
responsibility for female honor, but, because women's labor supported
household income, the pair functioned as a fuller partnership. Across society,
marriage brought both ...
For men, full physical and social maturity knew no single moment of arrival, but
for most women marriage served as a ritual induction into adulthood. After the
prime of life, the later steps for many, though not all, brought loss. Many women
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