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Author Kent, D. V. (Dale V.)

Title Friendship, love, and trust in Renaissance Florence / Dale Kent.

Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  945.5105 KENT    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Series The Bernard Berenson lectures on the Italian Renaissance.
Bernard Berenson lectures on the Italian Renaissance.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-256) and index.
Contents 1. What did friendship mean? -- 2. Where did friends meet? -- 3. Could friends be trusted? -- Dramatis Personae.
Summary "The question of whether true friendship could exist in an era of patronage occupied Renaissance Florentines as it had the ancient Greeks and Romans whose culture they admired and emulated. Rather than attempting to measure Renaissance friendship against a universal ideal defined by essentially modern notions of disinterestedness, intimacy, and sincerity, in this book Dale Kent explores the meaning of love and friendship as they were represented in the fifteenth century, particularly the relationship between heavenly and human friendship." "She documents the elements of shared experience in friendships between Florentines of various occupations and ranks, observing how these were shaped and played out in the physical spaces of the city: the streets, street corners, outdoor benches and loggias, family palaces, churches, confraternal meeting places, workshops of artisans and artists, taverns, dinner tables, and the baptismal font."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Renaissance -- Italy -- Florence.
Friendship -- Italy -- Florence -- History.
Friendship -- Political aspects -- Italy -- Florence.
Art, Renaissance -- Italy -- Florence -- Themes, motives.
Florence (Italy) -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 9780674031371 (alk. paper)
0674031377 (alk. paper)