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The family in Renaissance Florence.

Author: Leon Battista Alberti; Renée Neu Watkins
Publisher: Columbia, University of South Carolina Press [1969]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Alberti, Leon Battista, 1404-1472.
Family in Renaissance Florence.
Columbia, University of South Carolina Press [1969]
(OCoLC)609822974
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leon Battista Alberti; Renée Neu Watkins
ISBN: 0872491528 9780872491526
OCLC Number: 30312
Language Note: Translation of I libri della famiglia.
Notes: Translation of Della famiglia.
Description: 322 pages 24 cm
Other Titles: Della famiglia.
Responsibility: A translation by Renée Neu Watkins, with an introd. by the translator.

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"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.

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