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Between vita activa and vita contemplativa

Epistolary Forms of otium in Early Modern Italy
Edited by Judith Frömmer and Andrea Guidi
[Zwischen Vita activa und Vita contemplativa. Epistolare Formen der Muße im Italien der Frühen Neuzeit.]
2024. VI, 154 pages.
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  • 978-3-16-162288-5
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The concept of otium and leisure are key to understanding epistolary cultures in early modern Italy. The correspondence of politicians, families, artists, and composers (re)negotiated boundaries between active and the contemplative lives in ways that might even provide new perspectives on today's use of social media.

Otium (Otium)