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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Moral qualities also affected standing. A coward, a cheat, a liar, a drunkard paid a
steep price in the eyes of all, while a person of firm probity and moral or physical
courage gained. These vices and virtues would not pry a person loose from his ...
Moralities: Honor and Religion The hierarchies and solidarities of Italian society
lived in complex symbiosis with its moral values. There, as in any place and time,
institutions fostered values that in their turn propped up institutions, in ways so ...
Yet their behavior corresponded to these rules in as mixed and nuanced a way
as does our own conduct when it heeds our moral strictures. In premodern Italy,
two elaborate, very sweeping moral systems contradicted one another on almost
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