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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These Outsiders included many foreigners and wanderers who for one or
another reason found themselves in town. For a few, the motives were political;
exiles, ordered banished from their homeplaces due to factional struggles, took
refuge in ...
Usually it housed the troops of a lord, foreign or domestic, who held the town
against its will. The citadel was girt with stronger walls than the rest of town, a
tougher nut to crack. Customarily it sat on the edge, as an anchor to the circuit of
So they often fled their domestic Gardens, and haunts and workplaces in search
of natural settings that Villas soothed and stimulated town-worn senses.
Riverbanks were popular for strolling and fishing. Rivers and lakes welcomed
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