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The Family in Renaissance Florence (I libri della famiglia), Books One-Four

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The four books of The Family in Renaissance Florence do not present a single, homogeneously bourgeois outlook. They are a monument of attitudes. Written as a dialogue, they express conflicting points of view, enabling today's readers to relive social and moral conflicts that troubled early capitalist society. Alberti's personages confront much of what it means to be consci ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published February 1st 2004 by Waveland Press, Inc. (first published 1441)
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Leon Battista Alberti was an Italian author, artist, architect, poet, priest, linguist, philosopher, cryptographer and general Renaissance humanist polymath. Although he is often characterized as an "architect" exclusively, as James Beck has observed, "to single out one of Leon Battista's 'fields' over others as somehow functionally independent and self-sufficient is of no help at all to any effor ...more
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