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Giovanni and Lusanna: a microcosm of Renaissance Florence. Contributed by Niamh Cullen. It feels a little strange being a twentieth-century. “Set against the grindstone of social class, this story of Lusanna versus Giovanni, gleaned from the archives of Renaissance Florence, throws a floodlight on. When Gene Brucker’s. Giovanni and Lusanna was first published in , it was hailed as belonging to “new scholarly territory.”1 Microhistory was a relatively.

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Giovanni and Lusanna: Love and Marriage in Renaissance Florence

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Giovanni, scion of a prominent merchant family, was smitten by and seduced Lusanna, a beauty from a petit-bourgeois background.

We never find out for certain what happened between the two though the evidence suggests they were marriedand Brucker declines to speculate either, letting the detail he has amassed speak for itself. The rest on booklikes: Lusanna was a beautiful woman from a middle-class background who, inbrought suit against Giovanni, her aristocratic lover, when she learned he had contracted to marry a woman This compelling account of a wronged woman in Renaissance Florence, first published inis a fascinating view of Florentine society and its attitudes on love, marriage, class, and gender.

Lists with This Book. Not my favorite type of history but it was required and rather interesting as it is based on hundreds of pages of court documents. The Roman Catholic Church was highly involved in these, and yet certain higher classes of men were quite immoral and got away with it by their power and wealth.

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She won in the local court but lost when Giovanni appealed to the higher court in Rome. You are commenting using your Facebook account. It’s an interesting analysis of love, marriage and class differences in Renaissance Florence. Lusanna was said to have had several lovers.

People who were said to earn money in a dirty fashion often had blood or paint thrown on their steps. The book is quite short, just pages including index.

Liked this book far less on re-read. Sep 30, Cassy rated it liked it. This book gives a glimpse of what courtship, marriage, and divorce were like in Renaissance Florence. Not very Rock and Roll, all witnesses. With a New Preface. I’m writing it as I’m reading. These unique events and people, it can be argued, contribute a more realistic picture of the time period.

Gene Brucker’s Giovanni and Lusanna: Summary & Analysis

Lusanna was a beautiful woman from a middle-class background who, inbrought suit against Giovanni, her aristocratic lover, when she learned he had contracted to marry a woman of his own class. Works Cited Brucker, Gene A.

So important was the ideal of feminine chastity to family honor that it was guarded as jealously by male relatives as their property. The only divorce narrative I could get my hands on. May 20, Sara rated it liked it. Goivanni focused mostly on love and marriage in terms of class and gender, and I found those elements interesting.

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Her husband soon died a questionable death that left open the possibility of poison. Had to read for school.

Love and Marriage in Renaissance Florence captured an unusual situation for Florence in the mid-fifteenth century in which an artisan woman took her forbidden lover to court over the question of the legality of their marriage.

Sep 18, Tiffany McDonald rated it really liked it. The standoff between a secular judge and an archbishop underscored the growing divide between church and state. Our standards of living have greatly improved, but more than that our society has grown more tolerant toward the people who deviate from everyday standards. Reviews “Set against the grindstone of social class, this story of Lusanna versus Giovanni, gleaned from the archives of Renaissance Florence, throws a ahd on relations between the sexes.

Love and Marriage giovanni Renaissance Florence: Indeed, the cornerstone of Giovanni’s defense rested on the concept that no Florentine male would wed a lower-born, dowerless woman. I must say, I’m kind of over Oedipus. Aug 04, Danielle rated it really liked it Shelves: