Recreation In The Renaissance: Attitudes Towards Leisure And Pastimes In European Culture, C. 1425-1675 (Early Modern History: Society & Culture) - attitudes towards leisure and pastimes in European culture, c. 1425 - 1675 - Alessandro Arcangeli
Palgrave Macmillan (2003)
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Leisure - History, Recreation - History, Renaissance

In Renaissance Europe, when 'leisure classes' used social gathering to define civility and the commercialization of leisure was beginning, the human need for recreation became a cultural topos. This book explores the vocabulary of play and games; the spectrum of leisure activities, often gender-specific or appropriate to particular social groups; the medical discourse on the preservation of health, where amusements were assessed as physical exercise; the moral approach to play; legal treatises on gambling; and the visual representation of leisure.

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LoC Classification GV73 .A73 2003
Dewey 791.094
Format Hardcover
Cover Price 75,00 €
No. of Pages 208
Height x Width 230 mm
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