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Recreation In The Renaissance: Attitudes Towards Leisure And Pastimes In European Culture, C. 1425 1675 Alessandro Arcangeli

Recreation In The Renaissance: Attitudes Towards Leisure And Pastimes In European Culture, C. 1425 1675

Alessandro Arcangeli

Published March 18th 2004
ISBN : 9780333984536
Hardcover
256 pages
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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- theMoreIn 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.