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Games and Leisure Activities  (2017)

Authors:
ARCANGELI, Alessandro
Title:
Games and Leisure Activities
Year:
2017
Type of item:
Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)
Tipologia ANVUR:
Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)
Language:
Inglese
Format:
A Stampa
Book Title:
Italian Renaissance Diplomacy: A Sourcebook
Publisher:
Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies
ISBN:
9780888445667
Page numbers:
255-269
Short description of contents:
The ambassador’s three main duties of representation, negotiation, and information all required his presence as a participant, or at least as a witness, to a variety of leisure activities that were part and parcel of contemporary daily life, but could also be organized specifically within the framework of diplomacy. This was particularly significant in the context of the contemporary practice and conceptualization of such activities, which were not confined to the role of occupying spare time (though avoiding boredom was one of the preoccupations of the upper classes), but could serve much less trivial social functions, including the rulers’ display of power, wealth, taste, and skills. Before the emergence of leisure and pastimes conceived as a distinct dimension of social life, the predominant setting within which similar activities took place was the culture of festival, with its characteristic rituals, mixing of people, and overlapping of functions and meanings.
Product ID:
97106
Handle IRIS:
11562/960835
Last Modified:
May 22, 2017
Bibliographic citation:
ARCANGELI, Alessandro, Games and Leisure Activities Italian Renaissance Diplomacy: A SourcebookPontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies2017pp. 255-269

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