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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To this end they cultivated mind and body and wrapped their social selves in
buildings, furnishings, clothing, animals, and servants. All such things were signs,
inviting decoding, appraisal, comment, and response. One key form of cultural ...
high position, gifts, graces, or accomplishments was supposed to show such
things off, albeit without silversmith Lucagnolo's swaggering braggadocio.
Christianity, with an eye to Jesus, extolled humility. Christian forgiveness also
The neighbors are persuaded that these things are true. Furthermore, they have
heard Liso and his mother say that they want revenge for the failed courtship.
One day a stranger, also crazy, comes to Laura, claiming possession by the souls
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