Italy's Renaissance Period: History of the Carnival Research Paper by Kylie

Italy's Renaissance Period: History of the Carnival
An examination of the interesting and decadent history of the Carnival in Italy, beginning in the Renaissance period.
# 9600 | 4,125 words | 13 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 31, 2003 in Ethnic Studies (European) , History (European) , Nutrition (Food)

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This paper examines social and cultural situation of the city of Florence during the 14th and 15th centuries showing how much of a decadent and self-indulgent municipality it was. By understanding the attitude of that time period, it makes it easier to comprehend the mayhem that was brought on during the time of Carnival - the obsession with food, culture and fun.

From the Paper:

"There is hardly an event that occurs where food is not part of the main affair. Eating for the Italians is more than a physiological requirement; rather, it symbolizes many things, including faith, devotion, and family values. In no other ethnicity would one find such connection with emotion and sustenance to food as one does with the Italians. Implementing a Carnival celebration so many centuries ago just seems to epitomize what the Italian people of the time stood for."

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