women s writing in italy 1400 1650

Download Book Women S Writing In Italy 1400 1650 in PDF format. You can Read Online Women S Writing In Italy 1400 1650 here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Women S Writing In Italy 1400 1650

Author : Virginia Cox
ISBN : 9780801888199
Genre : History
File Size : 75. 54 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 326
Read : 345

Download Now


This is the first comprehensive study of the remarkably rich tradition of women’s writing that flourished in Italy between the fifteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Virginia Cox documents this tradition and both explains its character and scope and offers a new hypothesis on the reasons for its emergence and decline. Cox combines fresh scholarship with a revisionist argument that overturns existing historical paradigms for the chronology of early modern Italian women’s writing and questions the historiographical commonplace that the tradition was brought to an end by the Counter Reformation. Using a comparative analysis of women's activities as artists, musicians, composers, and actresses, Cox locates women's writing in its broader contexts and considers how gender reflects and reinvents conventional narratives of literary change.

The Prodigious Muse

Author : Virginia Cox
ISBN : 9781421401607
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 27. 46 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 106
Read : 931

Download Now


Juxtaposing religious and secular writings by women and tracing their relationship to the male-authored literature of the period, often surprisingly affirmative in its attitudes toward women, Cox reveals a new and provocative vision of the Italian Counter-Reformation as a period far less uniformly repressive of women than is commonly assumed.

Lyric Poetry By Women Of The Italian Renaissance

Author : Virginia Cox
ISBN : 9781421408880
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 41. 56 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 712
Read : 641

Download Now


Lyric Poetry by Women of the Italian Renaissance is the first modern anthology of verse by Italian women of this period to give a full representation of the richness and diversity of their output. Although familiar authors such as Vittoria Colonna, Gaspara Stampa, and Veronica Gambara are well represented, half of the fifty-four poets featured are unknown even to many specialists. Especially noteworthy is an extensive selection of verse from the period following 1560, which has received little or no critical attention. This later, strikingly experimental, proto-Baroque tradition of verse is reconstructed here for the first time. Virginia Cox creates both a scholarly teaching resource and a collection of poetry accessible to general readers with no previous knowledge of the Italian poetic tradition. Each poem is presented in its original language, accompanied by a translation and commentary. An introduction traces the history of Italian lyric poetry from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century. Cox also provides a guide to meter, rhythm, and rhyme, as well as a glossary of rhetorical terms and a biographical dictionary of authors. Organized thematically, this book offers poems about love, religion, and politics; verse addressed to patrons, friends, family, and places; and polemical and correspondence verse. Four languages are represented: Greek, Latin, literary Tuscan of various levels of standardization, and the stylized rustic dialect of pavan. The volume contains more than 200 poems, of which about a quarter have never before been published in a modern edition and more than a third have not previously been available in English translation. "Exhaustive and insightful... This is an amazing book, a major achievement in the field of women's studies."— Renaissance Quarterly, reviewing Women’s Writing in Italy, 1400–1650

Contemporary World Fiction

Author : Juris Dilevko
ISBN : 9781591583530
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 57. 96 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 671
Read : 1160

Download Now


This much-needed guide to translated literature offers readers the opportunity to hear from, learn about, and perhaps better understand our shrinking world from the perspective of insiders from many cultures and traditions. * Over 1,000 annotated contemporary world fiction titles, featuring author's name; title; translator; publisher and place of publication; genre/literary style/story type; an annotation; related works by the author; subject keywords; and original language * 9 introductory overviews about classic world fiction titles * Extensive bibliographical essays about fiction traditions in other countries * 5 indexes: annotated authors, annotated titles, translators, nations, and subjects/keywords

New Books On Women Gender And Feminism

Author :
ISBN : UCR:31210024308692
Genre : Feminism
File Size : 89. 35 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 912
Read : 1055

Download Now



New Books On Women And Feminism

Author :
ISBN : OSU:32435085416295
Genre : Feminism
File Size : 45. 42 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 429
Read : 245

Download Now



Vera Amicizia Conjugal Friendship In The Italian Renaissance

Author : Amyrose Joy McCue Gill
ISBN : UCAL:C3497166
Genre :
File Size : 47. 93 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 332
Read : 354

Download Now



A Short History Of The Italian Renaissance

Author : Virginia Cox
ISBN : 1784530786
Genre : Art
File Size : 62. 23 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 688
Read : 395

Download Now


The extraordinary creative energy of Renaissance Italy lies at the root of modern Western culture. In her elegant new introduction, Virginia Cox offers a fresh vision of this iconic moment in European cultural history, when - between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries - Italy led the world in painting, building, science and literature. Her book explores key artistic, literary and intellectual developments, but also histories of food and fashion, map-making, exploration and anatomy. Alongside towering figures such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Petrarch, Machiavelli and Isabella d'Este, Cox reveals a cast of lesser-known Renaissance protagonists including printers, travel writers, actresses, courtesans, explorers, inventors and even celebrity chefs. At the same time, Italy's rich regional diversity is emphasized; in addition to the great artistic capitals of Florence, Rome and Venice, smaller but cutting-edge centres such as Ferrara, Mantua, Bologna, Urbino and Siena are given their due. Each court and city, Cox argues, pursued its own distinctive version of the Italian Renaissance, animated by a lively civic rivalry that pushed cultural innovation to ever-new heights of ambition and achievement. Fired by this emulative urge, the great ruling dynasties of the age, from the Medici and the Sforza to the Este and Gonzaga, poured their vast wealth into architecture, art, spectacle and patronage of learning, leading to results that continue to inspire us. As the author demonstrates, women played a far more prominent role in this exhilarating resurgence than was recognized until very recently - both as patrons of art and literature and as creative artists themselves. 'Renaissance woman', she boldly argues, is as important a legacy as 'Renaissance man'.

Studies In Medieval And Renaissance History

Author :
ISBN : UCSD:31822041001710
Genre : Middle Ages
File Size : 73. 92 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 299
Read : 1076

Download Now



Books In Print 2009 2010

Author :
ISBN : 0835250199
Genre : Publishers' catalogs
File Size : 31. 59 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 417
Read : 303

Download Now



Top Download:

Best Books