Recreation in the Renaissance by A. Arcangeli

By: A. Arcangeli

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9780230507982
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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.
ISBN:
9780230507982
Publication Date:
18 / 12 / 2003

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