The Renaissance in the fields : family memoirs of a fifteenth-century Tuscan peasant / Duccio Balestracci ; translated by Paolo Squatriti and Betsy Merideth ; with an introduction by Edward Muir

Author(s): Balestracci, Duccio
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Subjects: Agriculture--Economic aspects--Italy--Tuscany--History--Sources
Agriculture--Italy--Tuscany--Accounting--History--Sources
Peasants--Italy--Tuscany--History--Sources
Del Massarizia family
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English, Italian (translated from)
Audience: Unspecified
Published: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press 1999
LC Classification: H, HD
Table of Contents: Introduction / Edward Muir
Introduction / Duccio Ballestracci
1. A Region with Pen in Hand 1
2. "Luscious Valleys" and "Magnificent Villas" 11
3. A Village Bourgeoisie 23
4. A Peasant Saga: Nanni, Meo, Giovanni, and Galgano 23
5. The Story of a Peasant: Benedetto 45
6. The Women of the Household 63
7. Cultivation and Animal Husbandry 71
8. The Lime Kiln 83
9. A Family Confronts the State 89
10. Exit from History 97
Appendix 101
Notes 115
Index 139
Alternate Title(s): Zappa e la retorica.
Notes: LCCN: 98041052
ISBN: 027101878X (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0271018798 (pbk. : alk. paper)
An abridged and revised version of the original Italian edition
Includes bibliographical references (p. 115-138) and index
Physical Description: xxiv, 146 p. : ill., map ; 20 cm
OCLC Number: 39724226
ISBN/ISSN: 027101878X
0271018798

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