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by Betsy Merideth,Paolo Squatriti,Duccio Balestracci

Category: Historical
Subcategory: Memoris and Biographies
Author: Betsy Merideth,Paolo Squatriti,Duccio Balestracci
ISBN: 0271018798
ISBN13: 978-0271018799
Language: English
Publisher: Penn State University Press; abridged edition edition (August 11, 1999)
Pages: 176
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English] The renaissance in the fields: family memoirs of a fifteenth-century Tus- can peasant, Duccio Balestracci ; translated by Paolo Squatriti and Betsy Merideth i with an introduction by Edward Muir. p. em. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-271-0 1878-X (alk. paper) ISBN 0-271-01879-8 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. y-History-Sources.

Duccio Balestracci is Professor of History at the University of Siena, Italy. Paolo Squatriti teaches history at the University of Michigan, where Betsy Merideth pursues her graduate studies. This book presents tons of fascinating information that I will glean for a project I'm working on set in a nearby part of Italy in 1460

In the early 1980s, Duccio Balestracci discovered in a Sienese archive two .

Benedetto knew how to read but not how to write. Infected by the urban habit of detailed personal record keeping, he asked various of his literate acquaintances to put into writing the details of his daily affairs. Biography & Memoir.

By capturing the changing realities of life in the countryside, Renaissance in the Fields offers the best introduction to how the peasant economy really worked, and to how most people actually lived during the Italian Renaissance.

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Balestracci, Duccio The Renaissance in the Fields: Family Memoirs of a Fifteenth-Century Tuscan Peasant. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1999. Pp. vii, 146. ISBN: 0-217-001879-8. The Massarizias lived in villages west of Siena, in the country of the Masse that surrounded the town for five miles around.

Squatriti, Paolo and Betsy Merideth, trans. La politica delle acque urbane nell'Italia comunale.

The book by Schizzerotto, Sberleffi di campanile (translatable, more or less, as Parochial Mockeries) offers a possibility for testing and discussing the author's thesis. According to Schizzerotto, the fancy for mockery is a peculiarity of Italian identity, born out of civic micro-identities View. La Festa in Armi: Giostre Tornei e Giochi del Medioevo. The Renaissance in the Fields: Family Memoirs of a Fifteenth-Century Tuscan Peasant. Squatriti, Paolo and Betsy Merideth, trans.

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In the early 1980s, Duccio Balestracci discovered in a Sienese archive two account books kept from 1450 to 1502 by a Tuscan peasant named Benedetto del Massarizia. Benedetto knew how to read but not how to write. Infected by the urban habit of detailed personal record keeping, he asked various of his literate acquaintances to put into writing the details of his daily affairs. The resulting account books offer an unparalleled glimpse into the economic and social world of late medieval peasants.

In Renaissance in the Fields, Balestracci uses these account books and a host of supporting archival records to explore the lives of Benedetto and his family over the course of the fifteenth century. In Benedetto we see how country people could organize land and capital and protect themselves, at least a little, from rapacious landlords and urban administrators. By capturing the changing realities of life in the countryside, Renaissance in the Fields offers the best introduction to how the peasant economy really worked, and to how most people actually lived during the Italian Renaissance.

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Lost Python
This book presents tons of fascinating information that I will glean for a project I'm working on set in a nearby part of Italy in 1460. Much has been written about the wealthy and powerful of this period -- after all, the ones in power often determines what is written down and what future generations will learn -- but this book offers a wealth of information about a class of people no less important or interesting. I'm very happy to have found this book.
Cesar
Brand new like bought. Packaged in plastic wrap inside a sturdy envelope.
Galubel
I've only skimmed this book so far, but it looks interesting and useful in connection with my own "research." As a matter of full disclosure, I'm not an academic researcher--just exploring background for a novel I'm writing. But if you enjoy reading about Renaissance Italy as much as I do, this book seems like essential reading. There's a wealth of material available that was written by merchants and dignitaries, but this book provides insight into the life of someone more "common."
Mot
If you've been to Tuscany, or are a Renaissance scholar, this will be thrilling to you. To me, neither of those things, not. It was enlightening, but it's not that well synthesized. I had problems converting old measures of land and money to new, for instance. But, I recommend it for a different slant on the Renaissance.
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