Includes bibliographical references and index. Understanding the Italian Renaissance / Paula Findlen -- Civic traditions in premodern Italy / Gene Brucker -- Cosimo de' Medici : pater patriae or padrino / Anthony Molho -- "Kin, friends, and neighbors" : the urban territory of a merchant family in 1400 / Christiane Klapisch-Zuber -- Sumptuary law and social relations in Renaissance Italy / Diane Owen Hughes -- The virgin on the street corner : the place of the sacred in Italian cities / Edward Muir -- "The most serious duty" : motherhood, gender, and patrician culture in Renaissance Venice / Stanley Chojnacki -- Gender and sexual culture in Renaissance Italy / Michael Rocke -- Petrarch's conception of the "Dark ages" / Theodor E. Mommsen -- Commerce with the classics / Anthony Grafton -- Isotta Nogarola : women humanists - education for what? / Lisa Jardine -- Heroes and their workshops : Medici patronage and the problem of shared agency / Melissa Meriam Bullard -- The court lady's dilemma : Isabella d'Este and art collecting in the Renaissance / Rose Marie San Juan.
- LCC: DG445
- Dewey Decimal: 945/.05
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: xii, 354 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
- Edition Info: (pbk.)
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