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The Culture of Cleanliness in Renaissance Italy

by Douglas Biow

  • 135 Want to read
  • 17 Currently reading

Published by Cornell University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • European history: c 1500 to c 1750,
  • c 1500 to c 1600,
  • History: World,
  • European - Italian,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • Italian,
  • Italy,
  • Hygiene,
  • Europe - Italy,
  • Renaissance,
  • Social History,
  • 15th century,
  • 16th century,
  • Hygiene in literature

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages512
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7848724M
    ISBN 100801444810
    ISBN 109780801444814

    Read "The Culture of Cleanliness in Renaissance Italy. By Douglas Biow (Ithaca, Cornell University Press, ) pp. $, Journal of Interdisciplinary History" on DeepDyve, the largest online rental service for scholarly research with thousands of academic publications available at your fingertips. Context. In the twentieth century, scholars usually situated Galateo among the courtesy books and conduct manuals that were very popular during the Renaissance. In addition to Castiglione’s celebrated Courtier, other important Italian treatises and dialogues include Alessandro Piccolomini’s Moral institutione (), Luigi Cornaro’s Treatise on the Sober Life (), and Stefano.

    Books shelved as historical-fiction-renaissance: Leonardo's Swans by Karen Essex, Blood & Beauty: The Borgias by Sarah Dunant, The Botticelli Secret by M.   He is the author of five prior books, including most recently The Culture of Cleanliness in Renaissance Italy (), In Your Face: Professional Improprieties and the Art of Being Conspicuous (), and On the Importance of Being an Individual: Men, Their Professions, and Their Beards ().Author: Douglas Biow.

    This book explores through keywords how Vasari's Lives is designed to address from beginning to end a variety of compelling ideas circulating in Renaissance Italy. Written in an entertaining, down-to-earth manner for specialists and non-specialists, it places the Lives within the context of the modern discipline of intellectual : Douglas Biow. He is the author of a number of articles and six books: Mirabile Dictu: Representations of the Marvelous in Medieval and Renaissance Italy (Michigan, ); Doctors, Ambassadors, Secretaries: Humanism and Professions in Renaissance Italy (Chicago, ), the recipient of a Robert W. Hamilton Book Award; The Culture of Cleanliness in Renaissance.


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The clean and unclean, the prohibited and the carnivalesque, the filthy worlds of the latrine cleaners and the orderly―or apparently ordered―world of the high Renaissance are all intertwined together by Biow in a book Cited by:   The Culture of Cleanliness in Renaissance Italy moves from the clean to the unclean, from the lofty to the base.

Biow first examines the socially elevated, who defined and distinguished themselves as clean, pure, and s: 1.

At another, he finds, issues such as human dignity, self-respect, self-discipline, social distinction, and originality were rethought as a matter of artistic concern.

The Culture of Cleanliness in Renaissance Italy moves from the clean to the unclean, from the lofty to the by:   The Culture of Cleanliness in Renaissance Italy. By Douglas Biow. (Ithaca, N.Y." Cornell University Press, Pp. xxiv, $) In a well-conceived and engaging book, the author brings literary scholars low, down from the elevated perch of classical authors into the.

The Culture of Cleanliness in Renaissance Italy. Book Description: Description not available. eISBN: and the twin issues of cleanliness and noses are tightly linked in makes some sense in a culture where good odors often signaled cleanliness, and bad odors signaled filth.

The culture of cleanliness in Renaissance Italy. [Douglas Biow] -- Concerned about sanitation during a severe bout of plague in Milan, Leonardo da Vinci designed an ideal, clean city.

Leonardo was far from alone among his contemporaries in thinking about personal. This book is first of all a literary study, with generous help from art history and social history. Its subject is cleanliness, and also dirt, in Renaissance Italy.

Book Review: Douglas Biow, The Culture of Cleanliness in Renaissance Italy. Discover what life was like for ordinary people living in Renaissance Italy.

How was their society organized. What were their homes like. What dangers did they face. These and other questions are answered in detail to provide the reader with a unique view of the world of the Italian Renaissance.

A multitude of settings and socioeconomic backgrounds are presented, from urban life to country. The Renaissance or rebirth began in Italy at the end of the fourteenth century and became an era of many cultural and architectural achievements in Europe.

The Renaissance first began in Tuscany and was centered on the republics of Siena and Florence after. The Culture of Cleanliness in Renaissance Italy. The Culture of Cleanliness in Renaissance Italy.

Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press. The book will not serve as a model for the next generation of doctoral dissertations. But it is a brilliant work, an orgy of intelligence and imagination, written by a professor of languages and.

The Culture of Cleanliness in Renaissance Italy (review) Article in Bulletin of the History of Medicine 82(3) January with 68 Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: David Gentilcore. The Culture of Cleanliness in Renaissance Italy moves from the clean to the unclean, from the lofty to the base.

Biow first examines the socially elevated, who defined and distinguished themselves as clean, pure, and polite.4/5(1). The Culture of Cleanliness in Renaissance Italy.

Ithaca: Cornell University Press, Douglas Biow follows his Doctors, Ambassadors, Secretaries: Humanism and Professions in Renaissance Italy (University of Chicago Press) with a work on a similarly intriguing and well-chosen subject: the place of the notions of cleanliness and dirt in.

The thesis holds that, as perhaps in many cultures, there was in Italy a dialogue between clean and dirty that, for the Renaissance, mattered much. Cleanliness and uncleanliness, as themes, the book argues, ran through discussions and meditations on godliness and sin, on gender, on family life, on morality and manners, on social station, on public health and city planning, and, often acutely, on.

Review of The Culture of Cleanliness in Renaissance Italy. The Culture of Cleanliness in Renaissance Italy. [Douglas Biow] -- Concerned about sanitation during a severe bout of plague in Milan, Leonardo da Vinci designed an ideal, clean city. Leonardo was far from alone among his contemporaries in thinking about personal.

Hygiene — Italy — History — 15th century. Hygiene — Italy — History — 16th century. Hygiene in literature. The Culture of Cleanliness in Renaissance Italy moves from the clean to the unclean, from the lofty to the base. Biow first examines the socially elevated, who defined.

I find Stephen Bowd's review of The Renaissance in Italy: A Social and Cultural History of the Rinascimento both thoughtful and generous.

Although at times it may stretch a bit to connect the book's arguments to broader issues or other major scholarly works, such attempts to rethink the period and its implications are precisely the goal of the work and my broader scholarly project over the years.

Douglas Biow is the author of The Culture of Cleanliness in Renaissance Italy ( avg rating, 4 ratings, 2 reviews, published ), Doctors, Ambassado Home My Books4/5.Table of contents for The culture of cleanliness in Renaissance italy / Douglas Biow. Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog.

Note: Contents data are machine generated based on pre-publication provided by the publisher.He is the author of In Your Face: Professional Improprieties and the Art of Being Conspicuous in Sixteenth-Century Italy; Doctors, Ambassadors, Secretaries: Humanism and Professions in Renaissance Italy; and The Culture of Cleanliness in Renaissance Italy, among other books.