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By the end of the fifteenth century, Cassandra Fedele (1465-1558), a learned middle-class woman of Venice, was arguably the most famous woman writer and scholar in Europe. A cultural icon in her own time, she regularly corresponded with the king of France, lords of Milan and Naples, the Borgia pope Alexander VI, and even maintained a ten-year epistolary exchange with Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain that resulted in an invitation for her to join their court. Fedele's letters reveal the central, mediating role she occupied in a community of scholars otherwise inaccessible to women. Her unique admittance into this community is also highlighted by her presence as the first independent woman writer in Italy to speak publicly and, more importantly, the first to address philosophical, political, and moral issues in her own voice. Her three public orations and almost all of her letters, translated into English, are presented here for the first time.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-174) and index.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Series by Margaret L. King and Albert Rabil, Jr.

Acknowledgments

Editor's Introduction

1. Women Patrons

2. Family Members

3. Princes and Courtiers

4. Academics and Literary Friends

5. Men of the Church

6. Unknown Correspondents and Humanist Form Letters

7. The Public Lectures

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226239323
Translator:
Robin, Diana
Author:
Robin, Diana
Author:
Fedele, Cassandra
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
Latin
Subject:
Speech
Subject:
Humanists
Subject:
Feminists
Subject:
Authors, latin
Subject:
Speeches, addresses, etc., Latin.
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
Italy Intellectual life 1268-1559.
Subject:
Fedele, Cassandra
Subject:
Reference-Speech and Debate
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Other Voice in Early Modern Europe
Series Volume:
1422-3F
Publication Date:
20000631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
211
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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