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Giovanni and Lusanna: Love and Marriage in Renaissance Florence

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"Set against the grindstone of social class, this story of Lusanna versus Giovanni, gleaned from the archives of Renaissance Florence, throws a floodlight on relations between the sexes. Gene Brucker's wonderful account has remarkable resonance."—Lauro Martines, author of April Blood

“In the years since it first appeared, Gene Brucker's Giovanni and Lusanna has attracted a large and loyal readership. There is no better introduction to the complex realities of life (and love) in Florence during the Renaissance.”—William J. Connell, Professor of History and La Motta Chair in Italian Studies, Seton Hall University

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Synopsis:

This compelling account of a wronged woman in Renaissance Florence, first published in 1986, is a fascinating view of Florentine society and its attitudes on love, marriage, class, and gender. Lusanna was a beautiful woman from a middle-class background who, in 1455, brought suit against Giovanni, her aristocratic lover, when she learned he had contracted to marry a woman of his own class. Blending scholarship with insightful narrative, the book portrays an extraordinary woman who challenged the unwritten codes and barriers of the social hierarchy and dared to seek a measure of personal independence in a male-dominated world.

About the Author

Gene Brucker is Shepard Professor of History Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley.He is the author of Renaissance Florence (California, 1983), Florence: The Golden Age (California, 1998), and Living on the Edge in Leonardo's Florence: Selected Essays (California, 2005).

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2005 Edition

Preface to the First Edition

1. The Context

2. The History of a Relationship

3. The Quest for Justice

4. Love, Marriage, and the Social Order

5. Epilogue

References

Sources for Illustrations

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520244955
Author:
Brucker, Gene
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Brucker, Gene Adam
Author:
Brucker, Gene A.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Marriage
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
Social history -- Medieval, 500-1500.
Subject:
Renaissance -- Italy -- Florence.
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
World History-Italy
Copyright:
Edition Number:
"At its core, this s
Edition Description:
First Edition, With a New Preface
Publication Date:
20041231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
14 b/w illustrations
Pages:
154
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5 x 0.5 in 6 oz

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This compelling account of a wronged woman in Renaissance Florence, first published in 1986, is a fascinating view of Florentine society and its attitudes on love, marriage, class, and gender. Lusanna was a beautiful woman from a middle-class background who, in 1455, brought suit against Giovanni, her aristocratic lover, when she learned he had contracted to marry a woman of his own class. Blending scholarship with insightful narrative, the book portrays an extraordinary woman who challenged the unwritten codes and barriers of the social hierarchy and dared to seek a measure of personal independence in a male-dominated world.
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