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Italy's eighteenth century : gender and culture in the age of the grand tour

Author: Paula Findlen; Wendy Wassyng Roworth; Catherine M Sama
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2009.
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This work illuminates the social and cultural landscape of 18th-century Italy by exploring how questions of gender in music, art, literature, science, and medicine shaped perceptions of Italy in the age of the Grand Tour.
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Genre/Form: History
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paula Findlen; Wendy Wassyng Roworth; Catherine M Sama
ISBN: 9780804787543 0804787549
OCLC Number: 967259882
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 490 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cicisbei : Italian morality and European values in the eighteenth century / Roberto Bizzocchi --
The temple of female glory : female self-affirmation in the Roman salon of the grand tour / Maria Pia Donato --
Giustina Renier Michiel and conflicting ideas of gender in late eighteenth-century Venice / Susan Dalton --
Revisiting Arcadia : women and academies in eighteenth-century Italy / Elisabetta Graziosi --
"On the canvas and on the page" : women shaping culture in eighteenth-century Venice / Catherine M. Sama --
"The residence of the arts" : Angelica Kauffman's place in Rome / Wendy Wassyng Roworth --
Strange births and surprising kin : the castrato's tale / Martha Feldman --
Sex without sex : an erotic image of the castrato singer / Roger Freitas --
Anatomy of a lesbian : medicine, pornography, and culture in eighteenth-century Italy / Paula Findlen --
As who dare gaze the sun : Anna Morandi Manzolini's wax anatomies of the male reproductive system and genitalia / Rebecca Messbarge --
Between modesty and spectacle : women and science in eighteenth-century Italy / Marta Cavazza --
"Monsters of talent" : fame and reputation of women improvisers in Arcadia / Paola Giuli --
Gender and genre in the religious art of the Catholic Enlightenment / Christopher M.S. Johns.
Responsibility: edited by Paula Findlen, Wendy Wassyng Roworth, and Catherine M. Sama.

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