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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34 (1557); Processi, sixteenth century, b. 35 (1557) , passim. 8. On the poor, see
Brian Pullan, "Town Poor, Country Poor: The Province of Bergamo from the
Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century," in Medieval and Renaissance Venice ...
Century Mantua," in Women, Family and Society in Medieval Europe (Providence
, RI: Berghahn Books, 1995), 279-295; Sergio Bertelli et al.. Courts of the Italian
Renaissance (New York: Facts on File Publications, 1986); Gregory Lubkin, ...
Many towns still had their medieval towers. These tall fingers of fortification had
been common in twelfth-century Italy; noble families had built them for prestige
and for prowess in civil war, sometimes linking several with high galleries to
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