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Giovanni and Lusanna

Love and Marriage in Renaissance Florence

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Giovanni and Lusanna by Gene A Brucker
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Description

This compelling account of a wronged woman in Renaissance Florence, first published in 1986, is a fascinating view of Florentine society and its attitudes on love, marriage, class, and gender. Lusanna was a beautiful woman from a middle-class background who, in 1455, brought suit against Giovanni, her aristocratic lover, when she learned he had contracted to marry a woman of his own class. Blending scholarship with insightful narrative, the book portrays an extraordinary woman who challenged the unwritten codes and barriers of the social hierarchy and dared to seek a measure of personal independence in a male-dominated world.

Author Biography

Gene Brucker is Shepard Professor of History Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley.He is the author of Renaissance Florence (California, 1983), Florence: The Golden Age (California, 1998), and Living on the Edge in Leonardo's Florence: Selected Essays (California, 2005).
Release date Australia
March 1st, 2005
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
2nd Revised edition
Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations
Imprint
University of California Press
Pages
160
Dimensions
127x210x10
ISBN-13
9780520244955
Product ID
1906966

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