RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 30312 LA Translation of I libri della famiglia. T1 The family in Renaissance Florence. A1 Alberti, Leon Battista,, Watkins, Renée Neu,, PB University of South Carolina Press PP Columbia YR 1969 SN 0872491528 9780872491526 AB "I libri della famiglia has long been viewed by Italians as a classic of Italian literature. It displays a variety of styles--high rhetoric, systematic moral exposition, novelistic portrayal of character--in the typical Renaissance framework of the dialogue. The chief merit of the work lies in its scope: it directly assays the personal value system of the Florentine bourgeois class, which did so much to foster the development of art, literature, and science. This translation is based upon the critical edition by Cecil Grayson, Serena Professor of Italian Studies, Oxford."--jacket.