[Fwd: [Fwd: Italian Names?]]
Nathan W. Jones
njones at ix.netcom.com
Fri Jan 31 20:41:01 PST 1997
> Machavelli's "Florentine Histories" and "The Prince," and Castligone's "Book
> of the Courtier" should give you ample background on life in the city states
> and among the gentry.
> Also there is a book called "Italian Folktales" (sorry I can't remember the
> editor) which has some interesting cultural anecdotes.
For first names, try Shakespeare. And for a great read about Florentine
try "Two Memoirs of Renaissance Florence", (and I don't have it close to
to tell you the editors name, I want to say Gene Brucker.) Oh, and
forget "The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini", which also happens to
a really great read.
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