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Author Marinella, Lucrezia, 1571-1653.
Title Nobiltà et l'eccellenza delle donne, co' difetti et mancamenti degli uomoni. English
The nobility and excellence of women, and the defects and vices of men / Lucrezia Marinella ; edited and translated by Anne Dunhill ; introduction by Letizia Panizza.
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1999.

Author Marinella, Lucrezia, 1571-1653.
Series Other voice in early modern Europe
Other voice in early modern Europe.
Subject Women -- Early works to 1800.
Women -- History -- Renaissance, 1450-1600.
Women -- Italy -- History -- Renaissance, 1450-1600.
Alt Name Dunhill, Anne.
Panizza, Letizia.
Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 200 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-190) and index.
Contents pt. 1. The nobility and excellence of women -- pt. 2. The defects and vices of men.
Note Print version record.
Summary A gifted poet, a women's rights activist, and an expert on moral and natural philosophy, Lucrezia Marinella (1571-1653) was known throughout Italy as the leading female intellectual of her age. Born into a family of Venetian physicians, she was encouraged to study, and, fortunately, she did not share the fate of many of her female contemporaries, who were forced to join convents or were pressured to marry early. Marinella enjoyed a long literary career, writing mainly religious, epic, and pastoral poetry, and biographies of famous women in both verse and prose. Marinella's masterpiece, The Nobility and Excellence of Women, and the Defects and Vices of Men was first published in 1600, composed at a furious pace in answer to Giusepe Passi's diatribe about women's alleged defects. This polemic displays Marinella's vast knowledge of the Italian poetic tradition and demonstrates her ability to argue against authors of the misogynist tradition from Boccaccio to Torquato Tasso. Trying to effect real social change, Marinella argued that morally, intellectually, and in many other ways, women are superior to men.
ISBN 0226505502 (electronic bk.)
9780226505503 (electronic bk.)
9780226505459 (cloth ; acid-free paper)
0226505456 (cloth ; acid-free paper)
0226505456 (cloth ; acid-free paper)
0226505464 (paper)
9780226505466
9780226505503
OCLC # 560485516
Additional Format Print version: Marinella, Lucrezia, 1571-1653. Nobiltà et l'eccellenza delle donne, co' difetti et mancamenti degli uomoni. English. Nobility and excellence of women, and the defects and vices of men. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1999 (DLC) 99039095



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