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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 arThis 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....

Title : Women's Writing in Italy, 1400–1650
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ISBN : 9780801888199
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 496 Pages
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  • Patricia
    2019-06-02 15:33

    This is a remarkable book. Drawing on decades of reading in this area, Cox gathers together a vast range of reading, including many works still available only in manuscript. The books sheds lights on many voices deserving further attention and presents a revisionary, thoughtful picture of the cultural movements that made it possible for women's writing to flourish in Italy.