Early modern Italy : a social history / Christopher F. Black.

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Published
  • London : Routledge 2001
Physical description
xiv, 279 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
ISBN
  • 0415109353 (hbk)
  • 0415214343 (pbk.)
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-265) and index.
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: Preface ix -- Acknowledgements xiii -- Map 1: Physical Italy xv -- Map 2: The Italian States, 1559 xvi -- Map 3: Italian cities and towns xvii -- Map 4: The Kingdom of Naples xviii -- Map 5: The city of Venice xix --1 Disunited Italy 1 -- Unity and disunity 1 -- The chronology and developments of early modern Italy 6 --2 Geography and demography 16 -- Physicalgeography 16 -- Demography 21 -- The supply offood 27 --3 The changing rural and urban economies 32 -- General economic trends: decline and shift 32 -- Rural and urban inter-relationships 38 --4 The land and rural society 43 -- Prelude: contadini, peasants and landowners 43 -- Types of land systems and agriculture 43 -- Landownership 56 -- Inhabitants of the contado and living conditions 59 --5 The urban environment 63 -- Housing, living conditions and material culture 63 -- Organising the urban scene 67 -- The organisation andproduction ofgoods and services 71 -- Meetingplaces: buying and selling 79 6 Urban society 86 -- The variety of urban occupations 86 -- Women and male occupations 87 -- Theprofessionalsandofficials 90 -- Servants 96 -- Casual work: labourers, pedlars, sbirri, messengers 99 -- Prostitutes 102 -- Thepoor and destitute 104 --7 The family and household 107 -- Different concepts and composition of the Family' 107 -- Formation ofthefamily: marriages and dowries 111 -- Personal family relationships 115 -- The extended family 125 --8 The social elites 129 -- Attitudes to nobility and status 129 -- Varieies of socialelites 132 --9 Social groupings and loyalties 149 -- Neighbourhood loyalties and urban spatial subdivisions 150 -- he Jewish ghettos 154 -- Guilds and confraternities 157 --10 Parochial society 167 -- Theparish systems andparish priests 167 -- Church religous-social lfe 176 -- Church instruction and education 183 --11 Social tensions, control and amelioration 188 -- Social disharmony, violence and social control 188 -- Riots andrevolts 191 -- Problems ofkeeping control 194 -- Crime and moralit 197 -- Religious control ana, the Inquisitions 199 -- Controlling the poor 204 -- Social amelioration 205 --12 Epilogue 211 --Appendix 218 -- JNotes 221 -- Bibliography 237 -- Index 267.
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
Language
  • English

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