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The Resource A corresponding Renaissance : letters written by Italian women, 1375-1650, translated and edited, and with an introductory essay by Lisa Kaborycha

A corresponding Renaissance : letters written by Italian women, 1375-1650, translated and edited, and with an introductory essay by Lisa Kaborycha

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A corresponding Renaissance : letters written by Italian women, 1375-1650
Title
A corresponding Renaissance
Title remainder
letters written by Italian women, 1375-1650
Statement of responsibility
translated and edited, and with an introductory essay by Lisa Kaborycha
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Women's vibrant presence in the Italian Renaissance has long been overlooked, with attention focused mainly on the artistic and intellectual achievements of their male counterparts. During this period, however, Italian women excelled especially as writers, and nowhere were they more expressive than in their letters. In A Corresponding Renaissance: Letters Written by Italian Women, 1375-1650 Lisa Kaborycha considers the lives and cultural contributions revealed by these women in their own words, through their correspondence. By turns highly personal, didactic, or devotional, these letters expose the daily realities of women's lives and their feelings, ideas, and reactions to the complex world in which they lived. Through their letters women emerge not merely as bystanders, but as true cultural protagonists in the Italian Renaissance. A Corresponding Renaissance is divided into eight thematic chapters, featuring fifty-five letters that are newly translated into English-many for the first time ever. Each of the letters is annotated and includes a brief biographical introduction and bibliographic references. The women come from all walks of life--saints, poets, courtesans and countesses--and from every geographic area of Italy; chronologically they span the entire Renaissance, with the majority representing the sixteenth century. Approximately one third of the selections are well-known letters, such as those of Catherine of Siena, Veronica Franco, and Isabella d'Este; the rest are lesser known, previously un-translated, or otherwise inaccessible.--
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Kaborycha, Lisa
Dewey number
305.40945
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Renaissance
  • Women
Label
A corresponding Renaissance : letters written by Italian women, 1375-1650, translated and edited, and with an introductory essay by Lisa Kaborycha
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the Italian
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17708709
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 302 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199342433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Uk)017418548
  • (OCoLC)904227319
Label
A corresponding Renaissance : letters written by Italian women, 1375-1650, translated and edited, and with an introductory essay by Lisa Kaborycha
Publication
Note
Translated from the Italian
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17708709
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 302 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199342433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Uk)017418548
  • (OCoLC)904227319

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