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The Invention of the Renaissance Woman: The Challenge of Female Independence in the Literature and Thought of Italy and England

By: Benson, Pamela Joseph

Price: $6.00

Publisher: The Pennsylvania State University Press: 1992

Seller ID: 2279076

ISBN: 0271008148

Condition: Very Good


Spine faintly toned, minor general wear, ink name on half-title page. 1992 Trade Paperback. x, 325 pp. During the Renaissance the nature of womankind was a major topic of debate. Numerous dialogues, defenses, paradoxes, and tributes devoted to sustaining woman's excellence were published, and in them history was rewritten to include the achievements of womankind. Often these texts demonstrate that women are capable of acting with prudence, temperance, fortitude, and justice, and thus are capable of being independent of male political and moral authority. Pamela Benson argues that the writers u... View more info