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Shopping in the Renaissance: Consumer Cultures in Italy, 1400-1600 (original 2005; edition 2005)

by Evelyn S. Welch

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Title:Shopping in the Renaissance: Consumer Cultures in Italy, 1400-1600
Authors:Evelyn S. Welch
Info:Yale University Press (2005), Hardcover, 256 pages
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Shopping in the Renaissance: Consumer Cultures in Italy 1400-1600 by Evelyn S. Welch (2005)



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r de compras era tan importante en el Renacimiento como lo es hoy en día. Este libro fascinante, actual y original, abre nuevos horizontes en el campo de la cultura material del Renacimiento, centrándose en el mercado en sus diversos aspectos, que abarcan desde el consumo de la clase media de la corte, y desde el aprovisionamiento de alimentos a la adquisición de antigüedades y reliquias sagradas. La obra se pregunta sobre cómo los hombres y mujeres de diferentes clases sociales salieron a las calles, las plazas y las tiendas, para comprar los bienes que necesitaban y deseaban, a diario o una sola vez en su vida, durante la época renacentista. ( )
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Shopping was as important in the Renaissance as it is today. This fascinating and original book breaks new ground in the area of Renaissance material culture, focusing on the marketplace and such related topics as middle-class to courtly consumption, the provision of foodstuffs, and the acquisition of antiquities and holy relics. The book investigates how men and women of different social classes went to the streets, squares, and shops to buy goods they needed and wanted on a daily—or a once-in-a-lifetime—basis, during the Renaissance period.

Evelyn Welch draws on wide-ranging sources to expose the fears, anxieties, and social possibilities of the Renaissance marketplace and to show the impact of these attitudes on developing urban spaces. She considers transient forms of sales such as fairs, auctions, and lotteries as well as consumers themselves. Finally, she explores antiquities and indulgences, both of which posed dramatic challenges to contemporary notions of market value and to the concept of commodification itself.

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2 editions of this book were published by Yale University Press.

Editions: 0300107528, 0300159854

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