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Publisher Comments:

Renaissance writer Laura Cereta (1469-1499) presents feminist issues in a predominantly male venue—the humanist autobiography in the form of personal letters. Cereta's works circulated widely in Italy during the early modern era, but her complete letters have never before been published in English. In her public lectures and essays, Cereta explores the history of women's contributions to the intellectual and political life of Europe. She argues against the slavery of women in marriage and for the rights of women to higher education, the same issues that have occupied feminist thinkers of later centuries.

Yet these letters also furnish a detailed portrait of an early modern womans private experience, for Cereta addressed many letters to a close circle of family and friends, discussing highly personal concerns such as her difficult relationships with her mother and her husband. Taken together, these letters are a testament both to an individual woman and to enduring feminist concerns.

Synopsis:

Renaissance writer Laura Cereta (1469-1499) presents feminist issues

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [203]-209) and index.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the SeriesAcknowledgmentsTranslator's Introduction1. Autobiography2. Women and Society3. Marriage and Mourning4. Woman to Woman5. The Public Lectures6. Dialogue on the Death of an AssBibliographyIndex

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226100135
Editor:
Robin, Diana
Author:
Robi, Diana M.
Author:
Cereta, Laura
Author:
Robin, Diana
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Humanists
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Letters
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
Feminists
Subject:
Authors, latin
Subject:
Feminists -- Italy -- Correspondence.
Subject:
Humanists -- Italy -- Correspondence.
Subject:
Italy Intellectual life 1268-1559.
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Other Voice in Early Modern Europe
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
19970631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
244
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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