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Renaissance Florence on five florins a day

FitzRoy, Charles2010
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This fact-packed guide provides practical advice for a historical tour of Florence and Tuscanny. Find out about important and influential families in Florence along the way
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London Thames and Hudson 2010
144 p. illustrations
I Preparation and Arrival: A brief discription of Florence - The Tuscan dialect - Arrival -- II Florentines at Home: Courtship - The wedding - Childbirth and childhood - Funerals - Slaves - Medicine -- III Out and About with the Florentines: Finding your bearings - A day in the life - Shops and markets - The public role of women - Courtesans - School and university - Forbidden love - Justice - Wit and humour -- IV Politicians, Painters, Philosophers and Condottieri: Florentine politics - The Medici - Meet famous Florentines - Condottieri and the art of warfare -- V Must-See Sights: The cathedral - The campanile and baptistery - Piazza della Signoria Orsanmichele - Palazzo Strozzi and Santa Trinita - Santa Croce and the Pazzi Chapel - Ponte Vecchio - Brancacci Chapel, Santo Spirito and Palazzo Pitti -- VI Guilds, Trade and Tax: The guilds - The woollen cloth industry - The art of merchant-banking - The florin - Wages - A change in the market - Tax and investments -- VII Religion: A part of daily life - Funerary chapels - The Confraternities - The Flagellants - Florentine ambivalence towards religion - Scandal - Savonarola - Superstition and sorcery -- VIII Festivals and Tournaments: Carnival - The feast of St John the Baptist - Other festivals - Plays - Jousts and tournaments - Executions -- IX The Surroundings of Florence: Fiesole - Medici villas - Town versus country -- X Touring Tuscany: Arezzo - Cortona - Prato - Lucca - Pisa - San Gimignano - Siena - Pienza
9780500251621 (hbk)
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945.51 REN
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