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The Resource How to do it : guides to good living for Renaissance Italians, Rudolph M. Bell

How to do it : guides to good living for Renaissance Italians, Rudolph M. Bell

Label
How to do it : guides to good living for Renaissance Italians
Title
How to do it
Title remainder
guides to good living for Renaissance Italians
Statement of responsibility
Rudolph M. Bell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Hope to conceive a boy? Tie a tourniquet around your husband's left testicle. Pregnant and fear a weak or malformed baby? Frequent hearty laughter should reduce the risk. And if you're a teenager of good repute, avoid dancing at all costs and stay away from wine, cosmetics, and flashy dress, too. What may seem quirky to today's readers certainly wasn't to its original audience - Renaissance Italians. They read advice manuals prodigiously, seeking guidance from the latest books by bestselling alchemists and snake-oil peddlers like Mrs. Isabella Cortese and Dr. Leonardo Fioravanti with an avidity not bestowed even on a Dante or a Machiavelli. How to Do It shows us sixteenth-century Italy from an entirely new perspective: through manuals which were staples in the households of middlebrow Italians just trying to lead better lives."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bell, Rudolph M
Dewey number
646.7/00945/09031
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ629
LC item number
.B45 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Marriage
  • Conduct of life
  • Life skills
  • Life skills
  • Family
  • Family Planning Services
  • Marriage
  • Parenting
  • Italy
Label
How to do it : guides to good living for Renaissance Italians, Rudolph M. Bell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
39539157
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 375 pages
Isbn
9780226042107
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98035105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
How to do it : guides to good living for Renaissance Italians, Rudolph M. Bell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
39539157
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 375 pages
Isbn
9780226042107
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98035105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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