Encyclopedia of Women in the Renaissance: Italy, France, and England

Diana Maury Robin, Anne R. Larsen, Carole Levin
ABC-CLIO, 2007 - 459 pagina's
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This work is a revealing combination of biographies and topical essays that describe the often-overlooked contributions of women to the science, politics, and culture of the Renaissance. The extraordinary number of letters written by Renaissance women (over 10,000 exist from England alone) reveals the often subtle ways women of the period influenced their world. But a surprising number of women required no subtlety at all for their presence to be felt, taking their place beside men at court and making invaluable contributions to science, medicine, philosophy, art, music, and more. Women in the Renaissance: A Historical Encyclopedia is the first comprehensive reference devoted exclusively to the contributions of women to the defining cultural movements in Europe in the period between 1350 and 1700...

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Diana Robin is professor emerita of classics at the University of New Mexico and a scholar in residence at the Newberry Library. She has written, edited, and translated several books, most recently Isotta Nogarola's "Complete Writings," also published by the University of Chicago Press.

Anne R. Larsen is professor of French at Hope College. She is the editor of a three-volume critical edition of the collected writings of Madeleine and Catherine des Roches.

Carole Levin is Willa Cather Professor of History at the University of Nebraska. She is the author of several books, including Dreaming the English Renaissance: Politics and Desire in Court and Culture.

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