Healthy living in late Renaissance Italy

The authors explore in detail the efforts made by men and women in late Renaissance Italy to stay healthy and prolong their lives. Drawing on a wide variety of sources - ranging from cheap healthy living guides in the vernacular to personal letters conduct literature, household inventories, and surv...

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Main Authors: Cavallo, Sandra, Storey, Tessa (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford Oxford University Press 2014, 2014
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Collection: Oxford University Press - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The authors explore in detail the efforts made by men and women in late Renaissance Italy to stay healthy and prolong their lives. Drawing on a wide variety of sources - ranging from cheap healthy living guides in the vernacular to personal letters conduct literature, household inventories, and surviving images and objects - they demonstrate that a sophisticated culture of prevention was being developed in 16th-century Italian cities
Physical Description:1 online resource illustrations (black and white, and colour)
ISBN:9780191757686