Marriage Wars in Late Renaissance Venice by Joanne M. Ferraro

Marriage Wars in Late Renaissance Venice
  • Title : Marriage Wars in Late Renaissance Venice
  • Author : Joanne M. Ferraro
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780198033110
  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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Based on a fascinating body of previously unexamined archival material, this book brings to life the lost voices of ordinary Venetians during the age of Catholic revival. Looking at scripts that were brought to the city's ecclesiastical courts by spouses seeking to annul their marriage vows, this book opens up the emotional world of intimacy and conflict, sexuality, and living arrangements that did not fit normative models of marriage.


A Renaissance Marriage by Carolyn James

A Renaissance Marriage
  • Title : A Renaissance Marriage
  • Author : Carolyn James
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 019968121X
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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The marriage of Isabella d'Este, one of the most famous figures of the Italian Renaissance, and Francesco Gonzaga, ruler of the small northern Italian principality of Mantua (r.1484-1519) offers a fascinating portrait of political marriage in the early modern period. A Renaissance Marriage shows an aristocratic couple who, within several years of their wedding, had to deal with the political challenges posed by the first decades of the Italian Wars (1494-1559) and, later, the scourge of the Great Pox, humanising a relationship that was organised for entirely strategic reasons, but had to be inhabited emotionally if it was to produce the political and dynastic advantages that had inspired the match. Carolyn James draws on unpublished correspondence between Isabella and Francesco over twenty-nine years, as well as their correspondence with relatives and courtiers, to show how their personal rapport evolved and how they cooperated in the governance of a princely state. Hitherto examined mainly from literary and religious perspectives, and on the basis of legal evidence and prescriptive literature, early modern marriage emerges here in vivid detail, offering the reader access to aspects of the lived experience of an elite Renaissance marital relationship. The study also contributes to our understanding of the history of emotions, of politics and military conflict, of childbirth, childhood and family life, and of the history of disease and medicine.


The Bishop's Burden by Celeste McNamara

The Bishop's Burden
  • Title : The Bishop's Burden
  • Author : Celeste McNamara
  • Publisher : Catholic University of America Press
  • ISBN Code : 0813233577
  • Pages : 317
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  • Language : English
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In 1563, the Council of Trent published its Decrees, calling for significant reforms of the Catholic Church in response to criticism from both Protestants and Catholics alike. Bishops, according to the Decrees, would take the lead in implementing these reforms. They were tasked with creating a Church in which priests and laity were well educated, morally upright, and focused on worshipping God. Unfortunately for these bishops, the Decrees provided few practical suggestions for achieving the wide-ranging changes demanded. Reform was therefore an arduous and complex process, which many bishops struggled to accomplish or even refused to undertake fully. The Bishop’s Burden argues that reforming bishops were forced to be creative and resourceful to accomplish meaningful change, including creating strong diocesan governments, reforming clerical and lay behavior, educating priests and parishioners, and converting non-believers. The book explores this issue through a detailed case study of the episcopacy of Cardinal-Bishop Gregorio Barbarigo of Padua (bp. 1664-1697), asking how a dedicated bishop formulated a reform program that sought to achieve the Church’s goals. Barbarigo, like other reforming bishops, borrowed strategies from a variety of sources in the absence of clear guidance from Rome. He looked to both pre- and post-Tridentine bishops, the Society of Jesus, the Venetian government, and the Propaganda Fide, which he selectively emulated to address the problems he discovered in Padua. The book is based primarily on the detailed records of Barbarigo’s visitations of rural parishes and captures the rarely-heard voices of seventeenth-century Italian peasants. The Bishop's Burden helps us understand not only the changes experienced by early modern Catholics, but also how even the most sophisticated plans of central authorities could be frustrated by practical realities, which in turn complicates our understanding of state-building and social control.


Nefarious Crimes, Contested Justice by Joanne M. Ferraro

Nefarious Crimes, Contested Justice
  • Title : Nefarious Crimes, Contested Justice
  • Author : Joanne M. Ferraro
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • ISBN Code : 0801889871
  • Pages : 248
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Nefarious Crimes, Contested Justice also traces shifting attitudes toward illegitimacy and paternity from the late sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries. Both the Catholic Church and the Republic of Venice tried to enforce moral discipline and regulate sex and reproduction. Unmarried pregnant women were increasingly stigmatized for engaging in sex. Their claims for damages because of seduction or rape were largely unproven, and the priests and laymen that they were involved with were often acquitted of any wrongdoing. The lack of institutional support for single motherhood and the exculpation of fathers frequently led to abortion, infant abandonment, or even infant death.


News on the Rialto by N.A

News on the Rialto
  • Title : News on the Rialto
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Marriage, Dowry, and Citizenship in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy by Julius Kirshner

Marriage, Dowry, and Citizenship in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy
  • Title : Marriage, Dowry, and Citizenship in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy
  • Author : Julius Kirshner
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN Code : 1442664525
  • Pages : 448
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Through his research on the status of women in Florence and other Italian cities, Julius Kirshner helped to establish the socio-legal history of women in late medieval and Renaissance Italy and challenge the idea that Florentine women had an inferior legal position and civic status. In Marriage, Dowry, and Citizenship in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy, Kirshner collects nine important essays which address these issues in Florence and the cities of northern and central Italy. Using a cross-disciplinary approach that draws on the methodologies of both social and legal history, the essays in this collection present a wealth of examples of daughters, wives, and widows acting as full-fledged social and legal actors. Revised and updated to reflect current scholarship, the essays in Marriage, Dowry, and Citizenship in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy appear alongside an extended introduction which situates them within the broader field of Renaissance legal history.


Contesting the Renaissance by William Caferro

Contesting the Renaissance
  • Title : Contesting the Renaissance
  • Author : William Caferro
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 9781444391329
  • Pages : 264
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  • Language : English
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In this book, William Caferro asks if the Renaissance was really a period of progress, reason, the emergence of the individual, and the beginning of modernity. An influential investigation into the nature of the European Renaissance Summarizes scholarly debates about the nature of the Renaissance Engages with specific controversies concerning gender identity, economics, the emergence of the modern state, and reason and faith Takes a balanced approach to the many different problems and perspectives that characterize Renaissance studies


Women, Sex and Marriage in Early Modern Venice by Daniela Hacke

Women, Sex and Marriage in Early Modern Venice
  • Title : Women, Sex and Marriage in Early Modern Venice
  • Author : Daniela Hacke
  • Publisher : Routledge
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  • Pages : 266
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Women, Sex, and Marriage in Early Modern Venice is the first study to investigate systematically the moral policies of both Church and State in the age of Counter-Reformation confessionalisation in Venice. Examining ecclesiastical and civil lawsuits related to illicit sex, broken marriage promises and disrupted marriages of artisan and ordinary women and men, Daniela Hacke can convincingly show how central sexual morality was to the patriarchal society of sixteenth and seventeenth century Venice. Drawing on a wide range of archival sources, the author skilfully reconstructs what gender difference meant in daily life, in courtship rituals, marital disputes, and in sexual relations. In the streets and in the courts, women and men fought not only over proper gender behaviour within and outside marriage, but also about the meaning of conjugality and of domestic patriarchy. Neighbours played an active role in mediating between distressed partners and between children and parents. Their interventions and perceptions reveal much about the moral values and the networks of support within a fascinatingly heterogeneous community such as early modern Venice. The study makes important contributions to the fields of gender history, social history and the history of crime and sexuality.


A Cultural History of Marriage: A cultural history of marriage in the age of enlightenment by Edward Behrend-Martinez,Joanne Marie Ferraro

A Cultural History of Marriage: A cultural history of marriage in the age of enlightenment
  • Title : A Cultural History of Marriage: A cultural history of marriage in the age of enlightenment
  • Author : Edward Behrend-Martinez,Joanne Marie Ferraro
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  • ISBN Code : 9781350001916
  • Pages : 176
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Venice by Joanne M. Ferraro

Venice
  • Title : Venice
  • Author : Joanne M. Ferraro
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0521883598
  • Pages : 268
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Following Venice's unique history from its foundation, this book analyzes the city's social, cultural, religious, and environmental history, as well as its politics and economy. Joanne M. Ferraro illuminates how Venice's position at the crossroads of Asian, European, and North African exchange networks made it a vibrant and ethnically diverse Mediterranean cultural center.


Marriage, Manners and Mobility in Early Modern Venice by Dr Alexander Cowan

Marriage, Manners and Mobility in Early Modern Venice
  • Title : Marriage, Manners and Mobility in Early Modern Venice
  • Author : Dr Alexander Cowan
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN Code : 1409479935
  • Pages : 228
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  • Language : English
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Throughout history, marriage has been used as a method of creating and strengthening bonds between elites and the societies over which they ruled. Nowhere is this more apparent than in early modern Venice, where members of the patriciate looked to marital alliances with outsider brides to help maintain their position and social distinction in a fluid society. This book explores the parameters of upward social mobility, contemporary evaluations of social status and moral behaviour, and the place of marriage and concubinage within patrician society. Drawing heavily on the records of the Avogaria di Comun, which had the task of examining the social backgrounds and moral reputations of women from outside the patriciate who wished to marry patricians, this study provides a fascinating reconstruction of Venetian society as it was seen by individuals at every level.


The Ceremonial City by Iain Fenlon

The Ceremonial City
  • Title : The Ceremonial City
  • Author : Iain Fenlon
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  • Pages : 448
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"At the heart of the book is a detailed account of four major events that significantly shaped the history of Venice, the formation of the Holy League (the coalition that brought the republic into conflict with the Ottoman Empire): the victory of that League against the Turkish fleet at the battle of Lepanto; the ceremonial arrangements that were made to welcome Henry III of France to the city in 1574; and the devasting plague of 1575-7." "This central part is frame by two others. The first concentrates on St. Mark's Square, the buildings that surround it and the social and religious life that used it as a backdrop. This involves reconstruction of the historical and mythical events that gradually led to the elaboration, by Jacopo Sansovino and others, of a monumental civic arena invested with layers of meaning that were fundamental to a sense of Venetian identity. The final section considers how the major events of the 1570s, and above all the victory at Lepanto, were metabolized in Venetian history and reconfigured in the realms of memory and myth. Important factors in this process were the role of the printing press (Venice lay at the heart of the Italian booktrade) in disseminating accounts of current events and reworking them into a further elaborator of the Myth of Venice, and the ritual and other transformations that took place (such as the construction of Palladio's church of the Redentore), and their connection to the religious matrix that provides the key to the civic ethos of the city in the late sixteenth century. Venice had become the City of God." -- Rabat de la jaquette.


Vera Amicizia : Conjugal Friendship in the Italian Renaissance by Amyrose Joy McCue Gill

Vera Amicizia : Conjugal Friendship in the Italian Renaissance
  • Title : Vera Amicizia : Conjugal Friendship in the Italian Renaissance
  • Author : Amyrose Joy McCue Gill
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  • Pages : 440
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Unfit For Marriage by Edward J Behrend-Martínez

Unfit For Marriage
  • Title : Unfit For Marriage
  • Author : Edward J Behrend-Martínez
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  • Pages : 208
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The Catholic Church of early modern Europe intended the sacrament of matrimony to represent a lifelong commitment, and it allowed few grounds for the dissolution of an unhappy marriage. One was nonconsummation owing to the sexual impotency of one of the partners. Even then, an annulment was granted only after a church court had conducted a lengthy investigation of the case, soliciting testimony from numerous witnesses as well as from the aggrieved couple, and had subjected the allegedly impotent spouse (and sometimes both spouses) to an intimate physical examination. Edward J. Behrend-Martinez has studied the transcripts of eighty-three impotency trials conducted by the ecclesiastical court of Calahorra (La Rioja), a Spanish diocese with urban and rural parishes, both Basque and Castilian. From these records, he draws a detailed, fascinating portrait of private life and public sexuality in early modern Europe. These trials were far more than a salacious inquiry into the intimate details of other people’s lives. The church valued marital sex as a cornerstone of stable society, intended not only for procreation but also for maintaining domestic harmony. Every couple’s sex life, however private in practice or intention, was a matter of public and ecclesiastical concern. Unfit for Marriage offers vivid accounts of marital sex and the role that property, gender, and personal preference played in marriage in early modern Europe. It is essential reading for anyone interested in social history, sexuality, gender studies, canon law, legal history, and the history of divorce in western Europe.


Machiavelli in Love by Guido Ruggiero

Machiavelli in Love
  • Title : Machiavelli in Love
  • Author : Guido Ruggiero
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • ISBN Code : 0801892023
  • Pages : 300
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  • Language : English
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Machiavelli in Love introduces a complex concept of sex and sexual identity and their roles in the culture and politics of the Italian Renaissance. Guido Ruggiero's study counters the consensus among historians and literary critics that there was little sense of individual identity and almost no sense of sexual identity before the modern period. Drawing from the works of major literary figures such as Boccaccio, Aretino, and Castiglione, and rereading them against archival evidence, Ruggiero examines the concept of identity via consensus realities of family, neighbors, friends, and social peers, as well as broader communities and solidarities. The author contends that Renaissance Italians understood sexual identity as a part of the human life cycle, something that changed throughout stages of youthful experimentation, marriage, adult companionship, and old age. Machiavelli’s letters and literary production reveal a fascinating construction of self that is highly reliant on sexual reputation. Ruggiero's challenging reinterpretation of this canonical figure, as well as his unique treatment of other major works of the period, offer new approaches for reading Renaissance literature and new understandings of the way life was lived and perceived during this time.


Women, Crime, and Forgiveness in Early Modern Portugal by Darlene Abreu-Ferreira

Women, Crime, and Forgiveness in Early Modern Portugal
  • Title : Women, Crime, and Forgiveness in Early Modern Portugal
  • Author : Darlene Abreu-Ferreira
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN Code : 1472442334
  • Pages : 250
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Looking at the experiences of women in early modern Portugal in the context of crime and forgiveness, this study demonstrates the extent to which judicial and quasi-judicial records can be used to examine the implications of crime in women’s lives, whether as victims or culprits. The foundational basis for this study is two sets of manuscript sources that highlight two distinct yet connected experiences of women as participants in the criminal process. One consists of a collection of archival documents from the first half of the seventeenth century, a corpus called 'querelas,' in which formal accusations of criminal acts were registered. This is a rich source of information not only about the types of crimes reported, but also the process that plaintiffs had to follow to deal with their cases. The second primary source consists of a sampling of documents known as the ‘perdão de parte.’ The term refers to the victim’s pardon, unique to the Iberian Peninsula, which allowed individuals implicated in serious conflicts to have a voice in the judicial process. By looking at a sample of these pardons, found in notary collections from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Abreu-Ferreira is able to show the extent to which women exercised their agency in a legal process that was otherwise male-dominated.


Venice: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide by Oxford University Press

Venice: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide
  • Title : Venice: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide
  • Author : Oxford University Press
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 9780199809387
  • Pages : 42
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  • Language : English
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Renaissance and Reformation, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of European history and culture between the 14th and 17th centuries. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.oxfordbibliographies.com.


Journal of Women's History by N.A

Journal of Women's History
  • Title : Journal of Women's History
  • Author : N.A
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Women, Art, and Architecture in Northern Italy, 1520-1580 by Katherine A. McIver

Women, Art, and Architecture in Northern Italy, 1520-1580
  • Title : Women, Art, and Architecture in Northern Italy, 1520-1580
  • Author : Katherine A. McIver
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN Code : 9780754654117
  • Pages : 282
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Katherine A. McIver here adds a new dimension to Renaissance patronage studies by considering domestic art; she looks at women as collectors of precious material goods, organizers of the early modern home, and decorators of its interior. Using her subjects' financial records, McIver provides insights into Renaissance women's economic rights and responsibilities, and also provides a new model for understanding what women of the period bought, displayed, collected and commissioned.


A History of Old Age by Research Professor Pat Thane

A History of Old Age
  • Title : A History of Old Age
  • Author : Research Professor Pat Thane
  • Publisher : J Paul Getty Museum Publications
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  • Pages : 320
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Seven contributors examine how the best thinkers and artists of each historical epoch in the West have treated old age. Full of surprising and fascinating facts, this is an uplifting companion for those who, like it or not, are beginning to understand the inevitability of their own aging process.


Florence and Beyond by John M. Najemy

Florence and Beyond
  • Title : Florence and Beyond
  • Author : John M. Najemy
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  • Pages : 518
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This volume celebrates John M. Najemy and his contributions to the study of Florentine and Italian Renaissance history. Over the last three decades, his books and articles on Florentine politics and political thought have substantially revised the narratives and contours of these fields. They have also provided a framework into which he has woven innovative new threads that have emerged in Renaissance social and cultural history. Presented by his many students and friends, the essays aim to highlight his varied interests and to suggest where they may point for future studies of Florence and, indeed, beyond. -- Amazon.com.


Program of the ... Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association by American Historical Association. Meeting,American Historical Association

Program of the ... Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association
  • Title : Program of the ... Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association
  • Author : American Historical Association. Meeting,American Historical Association
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Some programs include also the programs of societies meeting concurrently with the association.


Spaces, Objects and Identities in Early Modern Italian Medicine by Sandra Cavallo,David Gentilcore

Spaces, Objects and Identities in Early Modern Italian Medicine
  • Title : Spaces, Objects and Identities in Early Modern Italian Medicine
  • Author : Sandra Cavallo,David Gentilcore
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1444306642
  • Pages : 136
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This collection, by an international team of scholars, presentsexciting research currently being undertaken on early modern Italywhich questions the conventional boundaries of medical history. Brings together historians of medicine and scholars ofdifferent backgrounds who are re-visiting the field from newperspectives and with the support of innovative questions andunexplored sources Explores crucial areas of intersection between the territory ofmedicine and that of law, politics, religion, art and materialculture and highlights the connections between these apparentlyseparate fields Challenges our understanding of what we regard as medicalactivities, medical identities, spaces and objects Addresses the study of medical careers, medical identities andspaces where medical activities were performed e.g. apothecaryshops, courtrooms, convents and museums


Feminist Periodicals by N.A

Feminist Periodicals
  • Title : Feminist Periodicals
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Forbidden Fashions by Isabella Campagnol

Forbidden Fashions
  • Title : Forbidden Fashions
  • Author : Isabella Campagnol
  • Publisher : Costume Society of America
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  • Pages : 227
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""Focuses on the dress of nuns in early modern Venetian Convents; investigates the intersection of dress and the city's social and economic history: includes illustrations"--Provided by publisher"--


The Material Renaissance by Michelle O'Malley,Evelyn Welch

The Material Renaissance
  • Title : The Material Renaissance
  • Author : Michelle O'Malley,Evelyn Welch
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  • Pages : 296
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Despite the recent interests of economic and art historians in the workings of the market, we still know remarkably little about the everyday context for the exchange of objects and the meaning of demand in the lives of individuals in the Renaissance. Nor do we have much sense of the relationship between the creation and purchase of works of art and the production, buying and selling of other types of objects in Italy in the period. The Material Renaissance addresses these issues of economic and social life.


Kings, Nobles and Commoners by Jeremy Black

Kings, Nobles and Commoners
  • Title : Kings, Nobles and Commoners
  • Author : Jeremy Black
  • Publisher : I.B. Tauris
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  • Pages : 198
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Confounding Categories of Knowledge by Tara Elizabeth Pedersen

Confounding Categories of Knowledge
  • Title : Confounding Categories of Knowledge
  • Author : Tara Elizabeth Pedersen
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  • Pages : 388
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Selected Writings by Margarita (Reina consorte de Enrique II, Rey de Navarra.),Marguerite de Navarre

Selected Writings
  • Title : Selected Writings
  • Author : Margarita (Reina consorte de Enrique II, Rey de Navarra.),Marguerite de Navarre
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  • Pages : 435
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Marguerite de Navarre (1492–1549) was the sister and wife to kings and a pivotal influence in sixteenth-century France. An astute politician and diligent humanist, she was a champion of gender equality and the evangelical reform movement, which recognized that the clergy was more concerned with maintaining the church’s power than ministering to the faithful. As the years passed and the glitter of life at court waned, however, Marguerite came to realize her true vocation: writing. Selected Writings brings together a representative sampling of Marguerite’s varied writings, most of it never before translated into English, enabling Anglophone readers to enjoy the full breadth of her work for the first time. From verse letters and fables to mythological-pastoral tales, from spiritual songs to a selection of novellas from the Heptameron, the wide range of works included here will reveal Marguerite de Navarre to be one of the most important writers—male or female—of sixteenth-century France.


Meditations on the Incarnation, Passion, and Death of Jesus Christ by Catharina Regina von Greiffenberg

Meditations on the Incarnation, Passion, and Death of Jesus Christ
  • Title : Meditations on the Incarnation, Passion, and Death of Jesus Christ
  • Author : Catharina Regina von Greiffenberg
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  • Pages : 325
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Read by Protestants and Catholics alike, Catharina Regina von Greiffenberg (1633–94) was the foremost German woman poet and writer in the seventeenth-century German-speaking world. Privileged by her social station and education, she published a large body of religious writings under her own name to a reception unequaled by any other German woman during her lifetime. But once the popularity of devotional writings as a genre waned, Catharina’s works went largely unread until scholars devoted renewed attention to them in the twentieth century. For this volume, Lynne Tatlock translates for the first time into English three of the thirty-six meditations, restoring Catharina to her rightful place in print. These meditations foreground women in the life of Jesus Christ—including accounts of women at the Incarnation and the Tomb—and in Scripture in general. Tatlock’s selections give the modern reader a sense of the structure and nature of Catharina’s devotional writings, highlighting the alternative they offer to the male-centered view of early modern literary and cultural production during her day, and redefining the role of women in Christian history.


Encyclopedia of European Social History from 1350 to 2000: Biographies, contributors, index by N.A

Encyclopedia of European Social History from 1350 to 2000: Biographies, contributors, index
  • Title : Encyclopedia of European Social History from 1350 to 2000: Biographies, contributors, index
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Perspectives by N.A

Perspectives
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The Wedding Night: A Popular History by Jane Merrill,Chris Filstrup

The Wedding Night: A Popular History
  • Title : The Wedding Night: A Popular History
  • Author : Jane Merrill,Chris Filstrup
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN Code : 0313392110
  • Pages : 256
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This enlightening narrative takes a look at the wedding night—its origins, history, customs, cultural expressions, and fictional representations through the ages. • 15 paintings, illustrations, sculptures, and cartoons that depict aspects of the wedding night throughout history • Numerous texts and quotations from primary sources that underscore historical practices and mores • An appendix of movies that feature important wedding nights


Program of the ... Annual Meeting by American Historical Association. Meeting

Program of the ... Annual Meeting
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  • Author : American Historical Association. Meeting
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Historein by N.A

Historein
  • Title : Historein
  • Author : N.A
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Byzantium Conquered by Lucrezia Marinella

Byzantium Conquered
  • Title : Byzantium Conquered
  • Author : Lucrezia Marinella
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  • Pages : 477
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Translation of "L' Enrico overo Bisantio acquistato: poema heroico", an ambitious and rewarding narrative poem by a prolific female Venetian writer who flourished in the early 17th Century, demonstrating her skill as an epic poet when she was already known for her polemical treatise "On the nobility and excellence of Women."


Approaching the Italian Renaissance Interior by Marta Ajmar-Wollheim,Flora Dennis,Ann Matchette

Approaching the Italian Renaissance Interior
  • Title : Approaching the Italian Renaissance Interior
  • Author : Marta Ajmar-Wollheim,Flora Dennis,Ann Matchette
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 134
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

This book expands the discourse on the Renaissance home, ultimately challenging traditional notions of public and private, interior and exterior, ideals and reality. Also examines under-studied spaces of the interior, such as baths and chapels, and offers new insights into more familiar topics such as identity, status, and family memory.


Venice by Joanne M. Ferraro

Venice
  • Title : Venice
  • Author : Joanne M. Ferraro
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0521883598
  • Pages : 268
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Following Venice's unique history from its foundation, this book analyzes the city's social, cultural, religious, and environmental history, as well as its politics and economy. Joanne M. Ferraro illuminates how Venice's position at the crossroads of Asian, European, and North African exchange networks made it a vibrant and ethnically diverse Mediterranean cultural center.


Italian Studies by N.A

Italian Studies
  • Title : Italian Studies
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Includes the sections "Reviews", "Italian studies published in England", "Academica" and "A chronicle of public lectures, etc.".


Early Modern Women by N.A

Early Modern Women
  • Title : Early Modern Women
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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