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Author Crawshaw, Jane L. Stevens, author.

Title Cleaning up Renaissance Italy : environmental ideals and urban practice in Genoa and Venice / Jane L. Stevens Crawshaw
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2023

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 208 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover -- Cleaning Up Renaissance Italy: Environmental Ideals and Urban Practice in Genoa and Venice -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- List of Abbreviations -- Epigraph -- Introduction -- Balance, Flow, and Cleanliness in the Premodern European City -- The State of Genoa and Venice -- Chapter Structure -- 1: Constructing Ideals and Practices in Renaissance Port Cities -- Imagining Renaissance Ports -- Port Societies -- Port Spaces and Society in Genoa and Venice -- PART ONE: THE EBBS AND FLOWS OF DAILY LIFE
2: Channelling Health: The Flow of the Streets -- The Quality of the Streets -- The Surface of the Streets -- Selling on the Streets -- The Seasons of the Streets -- 3: Preserving Purity: The Symbolic and Practical Regulation of Water -- Overflows: The Infrastructure of Water Supply -- Worries about Washing -- Down the Drain -- 4: Stemming the Tide: Innovation and Purgation -- Salvage and Shipwrecks -- Petitions and Patents -- Dredging -- Repair and Reclamation -- Regulating Rivers -- PART TWO: BODIES: CONCEPTS OF BALANCE AND BLAME -- 5: Working with Waste: Space, Reuse, and the Urban Body
Identifying Waste -- Placing Waste -- Handling Waste -- 6: Dealing with Disasters: Environments, People, and Piety -- Stories of Natural Disasters -- Plagues -- Storms and Floods -- Conclusion: Corruptible Cities -- Bibliography -- Archival Sources -- Primary Sources -- Secondary Sources -- Index
Summary 'Cleaning Up Renaissance Italy' takes us to the streets, bridges, and waterways of Renaissance Genoa and Venice, exploring how environmental management - street cleaning, water provision, waste disposal, and reuse - relates to cultural ideals, individual and collective behaviour, political reputations, and social identities
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Environmental management -- Italy -- Genoa -- History
Environmental management -- Italy -- Venice -- History
Urbanization -- Italy -- Genoa -- History
Urbanization -- Italy -- Venice -- History
Environmental management.
environmental control.
Environmental management
Urbanization
The environment.
Environment and Ecology.
Genoa (Italy) -- History -- 1339-1528.
Genoa (Italy) -- History -- 1528-1789.
Venice (Italy) -- History -- 697-1508.
Venice (Italy) -- History -- 1508-1797.
Italy -- Genoa
Italy -- Venice
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
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