Street Life in Renaissance Rome A Brief History with Documents

ISBN-10: 031262297X

ISBN-13: 9780312622978

Edition: 2013

Authors: Rudolph M. Bell

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Traditional histories of the Renaissance usually focus on the era's development of high art and culture. In this intriguing volume, Rudolph M. Bell offers an alternative — and broader — portrait, highlighting daily life in Renaissance Rome, the center of western Christendom. Bell's introduction provides a look at this era from the bottom up, focusing on the streets of Rome to view the era's impact on ordinary citizens, the plight of social outcasts, and the dangers of urban life. A rich collection of primary sources and illustrations bring to life the experience of everyday Romans, including women, the homeless, the ostracized (especially Jews), and other marginalized people. Protestant and Catholic reformers are also present, allowing for discussion about critical themes in sixteenth-century religious history. Documents include poetry, short fiction, songs, letters, trial records, household inventories, a diary entry, a papal bull, and travelers' accounts. Additional pedagogy includes a chronology, questions for consideration, and selected bibliography.
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List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 12/14/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.616

Rudolph M. Bell, professor of history at Rutgers University, is the author of a number of books in Italian history, among them�Fate and Honor, Family and Village: Demographic and Cultural Change in Rural Italy Since 1800,�Holy Anorexia, How to Do It: Guides to Good Living for Renaissance Italians, and The Voices of Gemma Galgani: The Life and Afterlife of a Modern Saint (with Cristina Mazzoni),�all published by the University of Chicago Press.

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