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Giovanni and Lusanna Love and Marriage in Renaissance Florence

By: Brucker, Gene

Price: $1.25

Publisher: University of California Press, 1988


Near New - Some shelfwear /edgebumps; 8 X 4.90 X 0.30 inches; 100 pages; 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 ... View more info