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Gender and Society in Renaissance Italy

1st Edition

By Judith C. Brown, Robert C. Davis


268 pages

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Paperback: 9780582293267
pub: 1998-04-17
Hardback: 9781138158337
pub: 2016-12-14

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This major new collection of essays by leading scholars of Renaissance Italy transforms many of our existing notions about Renaissance politics, economy, social life, religion, medicine, and art. All the essays are founded on original archival research and examine questions within a wide chronological and geographical framework - in fact the pan-Italian scope of the volume is one of the volume's many attractions.Gender and Society in Renaissance Italy provides a broad, comprehensive perspective on the central role that gender concepts played in Italian Renaissance society.

Table of Contents

Introduction. PART ONE: The geography of gender in the Renaissance. 2. Gender and the rites of honour. PART TWO: The social foundations of gender in Renaissance Italy. 3. Daughters and oligarchs: Gender and the early Renaissance state. 4. Person and gender in the laws. 5. Women and work in Renaissance Italy. PART THREE: The social body. 6. Medicine and magic: the healing arts. 7. Gender and religious institutions. PART FOUR: The Renaissance of the spirit. 8. Spiritual kinship. 9. Gender, religious institutions and social discipline: the reform of the regulars. 10. Gender and religious representation. Suggested further readings. Index.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Italy
HISTORY / Renaissance