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Moral combat : women, gender, and war in Italian Renaissance literature

Author: Gerry Milligan
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Toronto Italian studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Moral Combat explores dozens of primary texts to ask why women's militarism became one of the central discourses of sixteenth-century Italy.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Milligan, Gerry, 1972-
Moral combat.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2018]
(OCoLC)1005105237
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerry Milligan
ISBN: 9781487517274 1487517270
OCLC Number: 1031706398
Awards: Commended for 2017 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication Award (Italian Literary Studies). 2017 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 332 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 The Philosophical History of the Armed Woman; 2 The Poetic and the Real: The Chivalric-Epic Commentary of the Armed Woman; 3 Women Writers Demanding Warrior Masculinity: Catherine of Siena, Laura Terracina, Chiara Matraini, and Isabella Cervoni; 4 Classical and Christian Models of ƯWarring Women: From Plutarch to Boccaccio; 5 The Noble Warrior Woman (1440-1550); 6 The Fame of Women and the Infamy of Men in the Age of Warring Queens (1550-1600); Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Toronto Italian studies.
Responsibility: Gerry Milligan.
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