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Items as familiar as mirrors, books, horses, money, laundry baskets, graffiti, embroidery, and food look decidedly less familiar when seen through the eyes of Renaissance men and women. InItems as familiar as mirrors, books, horses, money, laundry baskets, graffiti, embroidery, and food look decidedly less familiar when seen through the eyes of Renaissance men and women. In

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It was not unusual during the Renaissance for cooks to torture animals before slaughtering them in order to render the meat more tender, for women to use needlepoint to cover up their misconduct and prove their obedience, and for people to cover the walls of their own homes with graffiti.Items and activities as familiar as mirrors, books, horses, everyday speech, money, laundry baskets, graffiti, embroidery, and food preparation look decidedly less familiar when seen through the eyes of Renaissance men and women. In Renaissance Culture and the Everyday, such scholars as Judith Brown, Frances Dolan, Richard Helgerson, Debora Shuger, Don Wayne, and Stephanie Jed illuminate the sometimes surprising issues at stake in just such common matters of everyday life during the Renaissance in England and on the Continent.Organized around the categories of materiality, women, and transgression--and constantly crossing these categories--the book promotes and challenges readers' thinking of the everyday. While not ignoring the aristocratic, it foregrounds the common person, the marginal, and the domestic even as it presents the unusual details of their existence. What results is an expansive, variegated, and sometimes even contradictory vision in which the strange becomes not alien but a defining mark of everyday life.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812216639
Editor:
Fumerton, Patricia
Editor:
Hunt, Simon
Editor:
Fumerton, Patricia
Editor:
Hunt, Simon
Author:
Fumerton, Patricia
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Location:
Philadelphia :
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
England
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Europe Social life and customs.
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
New Cultural Studies
Publication Date:
19980131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9.15x6.09x.99 in. 1.32 lbs.

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Product details 344 pages University of Pennsylvania Press - English 9780812216639 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Items as familiar as mirrors, books, horses, money, laundry baskets, graffiti, embroidery, and food look decidedly less familiar when seen through the eyes of Renaissance men and women. InItems as familiar as mirrors, books, horses, money, laundry baskets, graffiti, embroidery, and food look decidedly less familiar when seen through the eyes of Renaissance men and women. In
"Synopsis" by , It was not unusual during the Renaissance for cooks to torture animals before slaughtering them in order to render the meat more tender, for women to use needlepoint to cover up their misconduct and prove their obedience, and for people to cover the walls of their own homes with graffiti.Items and activities as familiar as mirrors, books, horses, everyday speech, money, laundry baskets, graffiti, embroidery, and food preparation look decidedly less familiar when seen through the eyes of Renaissance men and women. In Renaissance Culture and the Everyday, such scholars as Judith Brown, Frances Dolan, Richard Helgerson, Debora Shuger, Don Wayne, and Stephanie Jed illuminate the sometimes surprising issues at stake in just such common matters of everyday life during the Renaissance in England and on the Continent.Organized around the categories of materiality, women, and transgression--and constantly crossing these categories--the book promotes and challenges readers' thinking of the everyday. While not ignoring the aristocratic, it foregrounds the common person, the marginal, and the domestic even as it presents the unusual details of their existence. What results is an expansive, variegated, and sometimes even contradictory vision in which the strange becomes not alien but a defining mark of everyday life.
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