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The Resource An Italian Renaissance Sextet : Six Tales in Historical Context, (electronic resource:)

An Italian Renaissance Sextet : Six Tales in Historical Context, (electronic resource:)

Label
An Italian Renaissance Sextet : Six Tales in Historical Context
Title
An Italian Renaissance Sextet
Title remainder
Six Tales in Historical Context
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
  • Annotation
  • Annotation
Cataloging source
BIP US
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Martines, Lauro
Dewey number
853/.010802
Intended audience
Scholarly & Professional
Intended audience source
University of Toronto Press
LC call number
PQ4253.A44
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Baca,Murtha
Series statement
Lorenzo Da Ponte Italian Library
Summary expansion
  • An Italian Renaissance Sextetis a collection of six tales offering a unique view of the history of Renaissance Italy, with fiction and fictional modes becoming gateways to a real, historical world. All written between 1400 and 1500 - among them a rare gem by Lorenzo the Magnificent and a famous account featuring Filippo Brunelleschi - the stories are presented here in lively translations.As engrossing, fresh, and high-spirited as those in Boccaccio's Decameron, the tales deal with marriage, deception, rural manners, gender relations, social ambitions, adultery, homosexuality, and the demands of individual identity. Each is accompanied by an essay, in which Lauro Martines situates the story in its temporal context, transforming it into an outright historical document. The stories and essays focus mainly on people from the ordinary and middling ranks of society, as they go about their ordinary lives, under the pressure of a highly practical, conformist, pleasure-loving (but often cruel) urban society. Revealing the concerns of a searching historical work with a combined anthropological, demographic, and cultural slant, An Italian Renaissance Sextetshines a probing light on Italian Renaissance culture
  • An Italian Renaissance Sextetis a collection of six tales offering a unique view of the history of Renaissance Italy, with fiction and fictional modes becoming gateways to a real, historical world. All written between 1400 and 1500 - among them a rare gem by Lorenzo the Magnificent and a famous account featuring Filippo Brunelleschi - the stories are presented here in lively translations.As engrossing, fresh, and high-spirited as those in Boccaccio's Decameron, the tales deal with marriage, deception, rural manners, gender relations, social ambitions, adultery, homosexuality, and the demands of individual identity. Each is accompanied by an essay, in which Lauro Martines situates the story in its temporal context, transforming it into an outright historical document. The stories and essays focus mainly on people from the ordinary and middling ranks of society, as they go about their ordinary lives, under the pressure of a highly practical, conformist, pleasure-loving (but often cruel) urban society. Revealing the concerns of a searching historical work with a combined anthropological, demographic, and cultural slant, An Italian Renaissance Sextetshines a probing light on Italian Renaissance culture
Label
An Italian Renaissance Sextet : Six Tales in Historical Context, (electronic resource:)
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Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000775646
Dimensions
09.010 x 06.030 in.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
288 p.
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License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780802086501
Other control number
9780802086501
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000775646
Label
An Italian Renaissance Sextet : Six Tales in Historical Context, (electronic resource:)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000775646
Dimensions
09.010 x 06.030 in.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
288 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780802086501
Other control number
9780802086501
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000775646

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