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Early Modern History: Society and Culture

Recreation in the Renaissance

Attitudes Towards Leisure and Pastimes in European Culture, c.1425-1675

Authors: Arcangeli, A.

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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. The 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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ALESSANDRO ARCANGELI (PhD Pisa) Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Verona, has studied at the Warburg Institute (1989-90) and was a Fellow of Villa I Tatti (1998-99). His book on the cultural history of dance, Davide o Salomè, was awarded a prize (Finale Ligure Storia, 2001).

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'An original, learned, lucid and accessible study that should be essential reading for students of the history of sport, leisure and the Renaissance.' - Professor Peter Burke, University of Cambridge

'In this elegant and wide-ranging book, Alessandro Arcangeli sets medical exercise among other types of recreation discussed by European writers during the long Renaissance.' - Vivian Nutton, Medical History


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Recreation in the Renaissance
Book Subtitle
Attitudes Towards Leisure and Pastimes in European Culture, c.1425-1675
Authors
Series Title
Early Modern History: Society and Culture
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-50798-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230507982
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-98453-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-43074-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 188
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