Apprentice life in Renaissance Florence?
October 19, 2010 4:25 PM Subscribe
What was it like to be an apprentice in Renaissance Florence?
posted by StephenF to education (12 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm kicking around ideas for books for children, and for one I would like to find out more about what it was like to be an apprentice to someone like Verrocchio, as da Vinci was, or to da Vinci himself, or to Michelangelo or indeed anyone else. I want to know how those people were chosen, what their conditions were like, what exactly they had to do, and so on.
Google is failing me, partly as I'm not that clear on what to search for. Can you recommend books, either fiction or non-fiction, or any other resources that would help me get a better understanding of this aspect of Renaissance life? All relevant information much appreciated.