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The worth of women : wherein is clearly revealed their nobility and their superiority to men

Author: Moderata Fonte; Virginia Cox
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, ©1997.
Series: Other voice in early modern Europe.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Written in dialogue form, the work purportedly records a conversation among seven Venetian noblewomen of widely varying age and experience, whose discussions, though lossely unified around the theme of men's unjustifiable hostility to women and possible cures for it, range over almost every aspects of their lives."--Introduction, p.1.
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Genre/Form: Early works
History
Early works to 1800
Ouvrages avant 1800
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Moderata Fonte; Virginia Cox
ISBN: 0226256812 9780226256818 0226256820 9780226256825
OCLC Number: 36066100
Language Note: Translation of: Merito delle donne.
Description: xxvii, 290 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Moderata Fonte and "The Worth of Women" --
Introduction --
Life and Early Works --
Structure and Arguments --
The Question of Unity --
"The Worth of Women" and Renaissance Literary Tradition --
Fortunes and Influence --
Suggestions for Further Reading --
Key to Abbreviations --
Note on the Text --
A Note on Fonte's Sources --
The Worth of Women --
Dedicatory Letter --
Life of Moderata Fonte --
First Day --
Second Day --
Appendix --
The Theme of Women's Equality with Men in Moderata Fonte's "Floridoro."
Series Title: Other voice in early modern Europe.
Other Titles: Merito delle donne.
Responsibility: Moderata Fonte (Modesta Pozzo) ; edited and translated by Virginia Cox.
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"Written in dialogue form, the work purportedly records a conversation among seven Venetian noblewomen of widely varying age and experience, whose discussions, though lossely unified around the theme of men's unjustifiable hostility to women and possible cures for it, range over almost every aspects of their lives."--Introduction, p.1.

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