Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2010

296 Pages | 10 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719081514

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Artisans of the body in early modern Italy

Identities, families and masculinities

Sandra Cavallo

Published by Manchester University Press

Gender in History MUP

  • Reveals the cultural and social links existing between artisans involved in the care, comfort and appearance of the body - barbers, surgeons, jewellers, tailors, wigmakers, upholsterers and others Throws new light on crucial aspects of the experience of the urban middling sort, a still underinvestigated sector of the early modern population Uses exceptional sources to proveide a unique example of the potential of biographical analysis applied to a middling group A significant contribution to the literature on masculinity: the detailed study of a Southern European, Catholic case adds important new perspectives to the existing picture, largely constructed on Protestant examples Provides vivid detail about the life-cycle of these artisans, their lifestyle and family experience

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