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Writings on the Sober Life: The Art and Grace of Living Long
Alvise Cornaro (c.1484-1566) was the son of a Paduan innkeeper with presumed ties to the patrician Cornaro family of Venice. Highly ambitious, he acquired a name for himself as a businessman, architect, and patron of the arts. Critically ill around age 40 - likely with diabetes and gout - he resolved to abandon his intemperate lifestyle. The strict rules regarding food and ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published February 14th 2014 by University of Toronto Press
(first published October 31st 2013)
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