Giovanni and Lusanna: Love and Marriage in Renaissance Florence / Edition 2 by Gene Brucker | 9780520244955 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Giovanni and Lusanna: Love and Marriage in Renaissance Florence / Edition 2

Giovanni and Lusanna: Love and Marriage in Renaissance Florence / Edition 2

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by Gene Brucker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520244958

ISBN-13: 9780520244955

Pub. Date: 12/14/2004

Publisher: University of California Press


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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520244955
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
12/14/2004
Edition description:
First Edition, With a New Preface
Pages:
154
Sales rank:
497,209
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents


Preface to the 2005 Edition
Preface to the First Edition

1. The Context
2. The History of a Relationship
3. The Quest for Justice
4. Love, Marriage, and the Social Order
5. Epilogue

References
Sources for Illustrations

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