In this intriguing volume, Rudolph M. Bell offers an alternative — and broader — portrait, highlighting daily life in Renaissance Rome, the center of western Christendom.
Author: Rudolph M Bell
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
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.
The book underscores how the design and structure of public space during this transformative period were intended to exercise a certain measure of authority over its citizens, citing the impact of architecture and street layout on everyday ...
Author: Fabrizio Nevola
Publisher: Yale University Press
A radical new perspective on the dynamics of urban life in Renaissance Italy The cities of Renaissance Italy comprised a network of forces shaping both the urban landscape and those who inhabited it. In this illuminating study, those complex relations are laid bare and explored through the lens of contemporary urban theory, providing new insights into the various urban centers of Italy’s transition toward modernity. The book underscores how the design and structure of public space during this transformative period were intended to exercise a certain measure of authority over its citizens, citing the impact of architecture and street layout on everyday social practices. The ensuing chapters demonstrate how the character of public space became increasingly determined by the habits of its residents, for whom the streets served as the backdrop of their daily activities. Highlighting major hubs such as Rome, Florence, and Bologna, as well as other lesser-known settings, Street Life in Renaissance Italy offers a new look at this remarkable era.
These stories, however, are true. Each trial transcript is followed by an essay that interprets the beliefs, codes, everyday speech, and personal transactions of a world that is radically different from our own.
Author: Thomas Vance Cohen
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
The social historian, searching for the basis of a culture, often turns to a study of ordinary people. Perhaps one of the most revealing places to find them is in a court of law. In this presentatoin of nine criminal trials of sixteenth-century Rome (1540-75), where magistrates kept verbatim records, Thomas and Elizabeth Cohen paint a lively portrait of a society, one that is reminiscent of Boccaccio. These stories, however, are true. Each trial transcript is followed by an essay that interprets the beliefs, codes, everyday speech, and personal transactions of a world that is radically different from our own. The people on trial include assassins, a spell-caster, an exorcist, an adulterous wife, several courtesans, and the peasant cast of a bawdy, sacrilegious play. Out of their often pognant troubles, and their machinations, comes a vivid revelation of not only the tumultuous street life of Rome but also rituals of honour, the power and weakness of women, and the realities of social and economic hierarchies. Like cinema-verite, Words and Deeds in Renaissance Rome gives us an intimate glimpse of a people and their world.
... Villages and Village Life; Recreation and Social Customs: Courtesans,
Prostitutes, and the Sex Trade; Drunkenness; Gambling; News; Songs and
Singing, Popular FURTHER READING Bell, Rudolph M. Street Life in Renaissance Rome.
Author: Joseph P. Byrne
Students of the Italian Renaissance who wish to go beyond the standard names and subjects will find in this text abundant information on the lives, customs, beliefs, and practices of those who lived during this exciting time period. • Synthesizes the latest research and publication in the Italian Renaissance era by the top scholars in their respective historical fields • Covers a range of types of people and issues rarely covered in other books on the Italian Renaissance and supplies detailed coverage that adds a social dimension to traditional topics such as art, religion, and war • Authored by a prolific and highly regarded author of history texts, Joseph P. Byrne, PhD, who is expert in the Italian Renaissance • Appropriate for advanced high school and undergraduate college students as well as general readers interested in the Renaissance period in Italy
"Peter Partner is an established scholar, qualified by his research on The Papal State Under Martin Vand The Lands of St. Peterto write this general book on Renaissance Rome.
Author: Peter Partner
Publisher: Univ of California Press
"Peter Partner is an established scholar, qualified by his research on The Papal State Under Martin Vand The Lands of St. Peterto write this general book on Renaissance Rome. The titles of the chapters of the book are tantalizing, and they indicate the breadth of issues under review: politics, economics, population, "noble life" and "daily life", and, finally, "the spirit of a city and the spirit of an age." No similar, recent study exists for Rome, and Partner's book responds to a genuine need. The book is written with wit and good style, and it contains a great deal of information . . . "--John W. O'Malley, University of Detroit, Canadian Journal of History, 13(1), pp. 115 - 116.
We used to live in a monument in a park during the winter . There were a lot of street drawers around in Rome and ten or twelve of us from different countries
would all live together . ... My work mostly uses classical pieces and Renaissance
Author: Kevin Corrigan Kearns
Category: Dublin (Ireland)
The first half of this century was the heyday of Dublin’s vibrant and bustling traditional street life. Now in Dublin’s Street Life and Lore, through the vivid oral histories of the participants themselves, Professor Kevin Kearns chronicles this rich street life and lore for future generations. The fascinating and often poignant verbal testimonies of Dublin’s last surviving tram drivers, lamplighters, market traders, street dealers, spielers, buskers, local characters and others of their vanishing breed, comprise a wholly original and captivating personal historical record of Dublin’s long renowned street life, told in Professor Kearns’s uniquely engaging and informative style.
The word renaissance means "rebirth," and the most obvious example of this phenomenon was the regeneration of Europe's classical Roman roots. The Renaissance began in northern Italy in the late 14th century and culminated in England in the early 17th century. Emphasis on the dignity of man (though not of woman) and on human potential distinguished the Renaissance from the previous Middle Ages. In poetry and literature, individual thought and action were prevalent, while depictions of the human form became a touchstone of Renaissance art. In science and medicine the macrocosm and microcosm of the human condition inspired remarkable strides in research and discovery, and the Earth itself was explored, situating Europeans within a wider realm of possibilities. Organized thematically, the Handbook to Life in Renaissance Europe covers all aspects of life in Renaissance Europe: History; religion; art and visual culture; architecture; literature and language; music; warfare; commerce; exploration and travel; science and medicine; education; daily life.
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this short street one church , SS . Celso e ... It is remarkable how much of the life
of Renaissance Rome was crowded into the small ward of Ponte . When once ...
Around 1800 , as tourism in Rome rapidly expanded , an extensive commercial
industry flourished to serve travelers hungry for souvenirs ... he soon continued to Rome , where he again drew inspiration from the Renaissance master during
many visits to view the Sistine Chapel frescoes ... Although to combine Old
Master studies and scenes inspired by Roman street life may seem anachronistic
, this is in ...
Author: Suzanne Folds McCullagh
Category: Dessin - Illinois - Chicago - Expositions
This special issue, published as the catalogue for the exhibition "Maineri to Miro: The Regenstein Collection Since 1975"., is devoted to the forty Master drawings that have been added to the museum's distinguished Regenstein Collection over the past twenty-five years. Ranging from the fifteenth through the twentiethcenturies and including important works by European artists including Gian Franceso de' Maineri, Claude Lorrain, Antoine Watteau, Thomas Gainsborough, Georges Seurat, and Joan Miro, the Regenstein Collection - initiate by philanthropist Helen Regenstein and continued by her children - is perheps the most important such collecion built in concert with a museum in the late twentieth century. In this publication, an introductory essay on the ollection's history and evolution is followed by rich, full-page color plates and engaging entries on each recent addiion. Written by a team of Art Institute curators and scholar, this issue serves both as a guide to the exhibition and an introduction to many of the most famous and impressive drawings in the collection.
Although to combine Old Master studies and scenes inspired by Roman street life
may seem anachronistic, this is in fact What Géricault did in Seated Italian
Peasant, one of his most important Roman-period watercolors. In Seated Italian ...
This 6th edition of the Rome Guide leads you through both the historic and the modern city. This guide to Rome has been written and researched by people who live and work in the city. It looks at the city's heritage, art, architecture, and museums, plus the available entertainments and food. Information is given on opening times, admission prices and transport. It also provides ideas for itineraries - both inside and outside the city.
Author: Rijksmuseum (Netherlands).Publish On: 2000
Yet another group of Dutch painters known as the Bamboccianti developed a
surprising fascination for the street life of Rome , painting beggars , herdsmen ...
37 ) is a marvellous composite of all the different kinds of inspiration which Rome
could offer . A young ... In addition to their pious study of classical and Renaissance works of art , they were captivated by the charms of the southern
landscape , fig .
Feel the pulse of Campo de ' Fiori street life as you sample surprising variations
on traditional Mediterranean cuisine . ... Wander through the ages of Rome , from
imperial palaces to a peaceful Renaissance garden , and take in the city from ...
From the Colosseum to the Sistine Chapel, great monuments of Western civilization are at every turn in Rome. Vespas dart by baroque palaces and Egyptian obelisks, office workers sip caffe in the shadow of the Pantheon, and cats sun themselves atop ancient columns. Our local writers have walked in the footsteps of Caesar, Nero and Caravaggio to find the best hotels, restaurants, attractions and activities to prepare you for a journey of stunning variety. Before you leave be sure to pack your Fodor's guide to ensure you don't miss a thing. The "San Francisco Chronicle sums it up best - "Fodor's guides are saturated with information." - Two-color interior design makes it easier to find the information you need - Fodor's Choice Ratings flag must-see sights and hidden treasures - Hotel and restaurant reviews cover all budgets - Plus multi-day itineraries to help you build the right trip for you and/or your family
Author: Albert Glenthorn MackinnonPublish On: 1927
A Description of the Modern Life of this Wonderful City & of the Relics of Its
Glorious Past, Its Street Life, Churches, ... Not until the Renaissance do we find
that new spirit of beauty expressed in stone which has again made Rome
PUBLICATIONS : “ The Case of the Mysterious Coil of Rope : Street Life and
Jewish Persona in Rome in the Sixteenth ... Lesley CORMACK ( Dr . , Curator ,
Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies , Victoria College , University of
A constable with his rough - and - ready policemen patrols the streets .
Clergymen pass . Low - life characters are seen coming out drunk from inns of ill
fame . All these figures seem to have stepped onstage from Roman society .
Through them ...