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The Resource Writings on the sober life : the art and grace of living long, Alvise Cornaro ; edited and translated by Hiroko Fudemoto ; foreword by Greg Critser ; introduction and essay by Marisa Milani

Writings on the sober life : the art and grace of living long, Alvise Cornaro ; edited and translated by Hiroko Fudemoto ; foreword by Greg Critser ; introduction and essay by Marisa Milani

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Writings on the sober life : the art and grace of living long
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Writings on the sober life
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the art and grace of living long
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Alvise Cornaro ; edited and translated by Hiroko Fudemoto ; foreword by Greg Critser ; introduction and essay by Marisa Milani
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Art and grace of living long
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  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
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  • "Alvise Cornaro (c.1484-1566), well born in Padua, was an energetic, religious man of formidable entrepreneurial skills. Critically ill - possibly with diabetes - around age 40, he resolved to abandon his sensual life. The healthier controlled diet led to his recovery, and later brought him to share this sober regime through his treatise, La vita sobria (1558). Its publication, with useful homilies for living to 100 years - proper lifestyle and proper personal diet - was a worldwide success, and his adoption of Galen's "quantity and quality," while avoiding excess in food or drink, sound prescient to today's reader
  • This edition offers the most coherent, uncensored, and complete rendering of this Early Modern classic ever available in English, with Cornaro's Aggionta ("Addition") translated here for the first time. An introduction and essay by the late scholar Marisa Milani offer biographical analysis for his theory and a history of its English editions. Also presented are letters by Cornaro's contemporaries commenting on the treatise, in addition to his eulogy (now viewed as having been written by Cornaro himself). A foreword by award-winning health journalist Greg Critser speaks to the continuing relevance of Cornaro's sixteenth-century style of self-help. --
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1475-1566,
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Cornaro, Luigi
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non fiction
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  • Milani, Marisa
  • Critser, Greg
  • Fudemoto, Hiroko
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Lorenzo da Ponte Italian library
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  • Health
  • Longevity
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Writings on the sober life : the art and grace of living long, Alvise Cornaro ; edited and translated by Hiroko Fudemoto ; foreword by Greg Critser ; introduction and essay by Marisa Milani
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Translation of: Discorsi della vita sobria
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Introduction to Cornaro by Marisa Milani -- Letter to Bishop Cornelio Musso by Bernardino Tomitano -- A treatise on the sober life by the Magnificent Messer Luigi Cornaro, Noble Venetian -- Addition to the treatise on the sober life by Messer Alvise Cornaro -- A brief compendium of the sober life by Alvise Cornaro with many things added, especially useful and necessary for those who are old -- Letter written by the Magnificent Alvise Cornaro to the Most Reverend Barbaro, Patriarch Elect of Aquileia -- A loving exhortation by the Magnificent Messer Alvise Cornaro -- Eulogy for Alvise Cornaro -- Selected letters -- How to attain immortality living one hundred years, or the fortune of the Vita Sobria in the Anglo-Saxon world -- Selected terminology
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ocn867557752
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24 cm
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xxix, 251 pages
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9781442645097
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(OCoLC)867557752
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Writings on the sober life : the art and grace of living long, Alvise Cornaro ; edited and translated by Hiroko Fudemoto ; foreword by Greg Critser ; introduction and essay by Marisa Milani
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translation of: Discorsi della vita sobria
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to Cornaro by Marisa Milani -- Letter to Bishop Cornelio Musso by Bernardino Tomitano -- A treatise on the sober life by the Magnificent Messer Luigi Cornaro, Noble Venetian -- Addition to the treatise on the sober life by Messer Alvise Cornaro -- A brief compendium of the sober life by Alvise Cornaro with many things added, especially useful and necessary for those who are old -- Letter written by the Magnificent Alvise Cornaro to the Most Reverend Barbaro, Patriarch Elect of Aquileia -- A loving exhortation by the Magnificent Messer Alvise Cornaro -- Eulogy for Alvise Cornaro -- Selected letters -- How to attain immortality living one hundred years, or the fortune of the Vita Sobria in the Anglo-Saxon world -- Selected terminology
Control code
ocn867557752
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxix, 251 pages
Isbn
9781442645097
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)867557752

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