Table of contents for Early modern Italy : a social history / Christopher F. Black.


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   Preface                                                                    ix
   Acknowledgements                                                          xiii
   Map 1: Physical Italy                                                     xv
   Map 2: The Italian States, 1559                                           xvi
   Map 3: Italian cities and towns                                          xvii
   Map 4: The Kingdom of Naples                                            xviii
   Map 5: The city of Venice                                                 xix

1  Disunited Italy                                                            1
   Unity and disunity 1
   The chronology and developments of early modern Italy 6

2  Geography and demography                                                   16
   Physicalgeography 16
   Demography 21
   The supply offood 27

3  The changing rural and urban economies                                     32
   General economic trends: decline and shift 32
   Rural and urban inter-relationships 38

4  The land and rural society                                                 43
   Prelude: contadini, peasants and landowners 43
   Types of land systems and agriculture 43
   Landownership 56
   Inhabitants of the contado and living conditions 59

5  The urban environment                                                      63
   Housing, living conditions and material culture 63
   Organising the urban scene 67
   The organisation andproduction ofgoods and services 71
   Meetingplaces: buying and selling 79





6  Urban society                                                                  86
    The variety of urban occupations 86
    Women and male occupations 87
    Theprofessionalsandofficials 90
    Servants 96
    Casual work: labourers, pedlars, sbirri, messengers 99
    Prostitutes 102
    Thepoor and destitute 104

7  The family and household                                                     107
    Different concepts and composition of the Family' 107
    Formation ofthefamily: marriages and dowries 111
    Personalfamily relationships 115
    The extendedfamily 125

8  The social elites                                                            129
    Attitudes to nobility and status 129
    Varieies ofsocialelites 132

9  Social groupings and loyalties                                               149
    Neighbourhood loyalties and urban spatial subdivisions 150
    he Jewish ghettos 154
    Guildsandconfraternities 157

10  Parochial society                                                            167
    Theparish systems andparish priests 167
    Church religous-social lfe 176
    Church instruction and education 183

11  Social tensions, control and amelioration                                    188
    Social disharmony, violence and social control 188
    Riots andrevolts 191
    Problems ofkeeping control 194
    Crimeandmoralit   197
    Religious control ana, the Inquisitions 199
    Controllingthepoor 204
    Social amelioration 205

12  Epilogue                                                                     211

    Appendix                                                                     218
    JNotes                                                                       221
    Bibliography                                                                237
    Index                                                                       267





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Italy Social conditions, Italy Economic conditions, Italy History 1492-1870