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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So too might warming herbal treatments or the mother's consumption of malmsey
wine. One writer recommended intercourse in a virile setting, perfumed with musk
and bedecked with paintings of valorous men. Typically Italians entered the ...
Typically she became, more or less completely, a surrogate mother. Children
sometimes developed an enduring affection for their "milk mothers," who retained
a connection with the family through many years. More common, perhaps, was
Suspicion falls at once on Dianora, Liso's mother. The district midwife, she is
feared as a magic worker and witch; people say she murders newborn babes.
The resident devils, speaking through the mouths of the newlyweds, accuse the ...
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