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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:   eBook : Document : 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: Electronic books
Early works
History
Early works to 1800
Ouvrages avant 1800
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fonte, Moderata, 1555-1592.
Worth of women.
Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, ©1997
(DLC) 96052270
(OCoLC)36066100
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Moderata Fonte; Virginia Cox
ISBN: 0226256839 9780226256832 9780226256818 0226256812 9780226256825 0226256820
OCLC Number: 44959387
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 290 pages).
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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In this work, originally published in 1600, the author creates a conversation among seven Venetain noblewomen. The dialogue explores women's experience in both theoretical and practical terms. The  Read more...

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