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Healthy living in late Renaissance Italy

Author: Sandra Cavallo; Tessa Storey
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Healthy Living in Late Renaissance Italy explores in detail the efforts made by men and women in late Renaissance Italy to stay healthy and prolong their lives. Drawing on a wide variety of sources - ranging from cheap healthy living guides in the vernacular to personal letters, conduct literature, household inventories, and surviving images and objects - this volume demonstrates that a sophisticated culture of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra Cavallo; Tessa Storey
ISBN: 9780199678136 0199678138
OCLC Number: 858310087
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Roland H. Bainton Prize for History 2014.
Description: xii, 312 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Print and culture of prevention --
Practices of healthy living : the sources --
Worrying about the air --
A good night's sleep --
Gentle exercise and genteel living --
The well-tempered man --
"Salute!" (cheers!) : drinking to your health --
Excretions as excrements : the hygiene of the body.
Responsibility: Sandra Cavallo and Tessa Storey.
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Explores in detail the efforts made by men and women in late Renaissance Italy to stay healthy and prolong their lives.  Read more...

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