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Daily Life in Renaissance Italy

ISBN-10: 0313361142

ISBN-13: 9780313361142

Edition: 2001

Authors: Elizabeth S. Cohen, Thomas V. Cohen

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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 existence of the people of this culture.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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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 9/30/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320

Elizabeth S. Cohen teaches in the Department of History and in the Division of Humanties, York University.