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  • ISBN: 9780226042008
  • ISBN10: 0226042006

How to Do It Guides to Good Living for Renaissance Italians

by Rudolph M. Bell

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 10/01/2000
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How to Do It shows us sixteenth-century Italy from an entirely new perspective: through manuals which were staples in the households of middlebrow Italians merely trying to lead better lives. Addressing challenges such as how to conceive a boy, the manuals offered suggestions such as tying a tourniquet around your husband's left testicle. Or should you want to goad female desires, throw 90 grubs in a liter of olive oil, let steep in the sun for a week and apply liberally on the male anatomy. Bell's journey through booklets long dismissed by scholars as being of little literary value gives us a refreshing and surprisingly fun social history.
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