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Everyday Renaissances : the quest for cultural legitimacy in Venice, Sarah Gwyneth Ross

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Everyday Renaissances : the quest for cultural legitimacy in Venice
Title
Everyday Renaissances
Title remainder
the quest for cultural legitimacy in Venice
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Gwyneth Ross
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Renaissance mattered to everyday people. Cultural Legitimacy recovers the cultural and intellectual lives of 147 Venetians of the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries from household inventories that recorded their book ownership, from the philosophical ruminations they inserted (illegally) into their final wills and testaments, and from the laconic memoranda of mental universes wedged into the narrow margins of account books. Part I presents a broad view of the Venetian Renaissance as it unfolded in the houses and shops of artisans, merchants and professionals. Part II maps the worlds of three eloquent physicians: Nicolò Massa (1485-1569); Francesco Longo (1506-1576), and Alberto Rini (d.1599). These university-trained doctors left longer documentary trails than innkeepers, wives of goldsmiths and perfumers, apothecaries, parish priests, and retail merchants. Yet physicians had more in common with other men and women in the middle ranks than we might assume. While both popular and professional histories can make it seem as if Renaissance culture touched only aristocrats and the geniuses on their payrolls, this study reveals literary values inspiring people who did any number of things to feed their families."--
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1975-
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Ross, Sarah Gwyneth
Dewey number
940.21
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
I Tatti studies in Italian Renaissance history
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  • Renaissance
  • Philosophy, Renaissance
  • Physicians
  • Middle class
  • Middle class
  • Venice (Italy)
  • Venice (Italy)
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Everyday Renaissances : the quest for cultural legitimacy in Venice, Sarah Gwyneth Ross
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I: Venice's reading public -- Testamentary humanism -- Part II: Nicolò Massa, a self-made man of letters -- Francesco Longo's philosophical testaments -- Cultural life in the journals of Alberto Rini
Control code
FIEb17842566
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9780674659834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)919068239
Label
Everyday Renaissances : the quest for cultural legitimacy in Venice, Sarah Gwyneth Ross
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I: Venice's reading public -- Testamentary humanism -- Part II: Nicolò Massa, a self-made man of letters -- Francesco Longo's philosophical testaments -- Cultural life in the journals of Alberto Rini
Control code
FIEb17842566
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9780674659834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)919068239

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