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Author Marinella, Lucrezia, 1571-1653.

Title The Nobility and Excellence of Women and the Defects and Vices of Men
Edition Second edition
Published Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2007
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Contents Contents; Introduction to the Series; Acknowledgments; Introduction to the Translation; The Nobility and Excellence of Women, and the Defects and Vices of Men; Part I: The Nobility and Excellence of Women; Chapter I: On the Nobility of the Names Given to the Female Sex; Chapter Ii: The Causes That Produce Women; Chapter Iii: Of the Nature and Essence of the Female Sex; Chapter Iv: The Reasons for Men's Noble Treatment of Women and the Things They Say about Women; Chapter V: Of Women's Noble Actions and Virtues, Which Greatly Surpass Men's, as Will Be Proved by Reasoning and Example
Chapter Vi: A Reply to the Flippant and Vain Reasoning Adopted by Men in Their Own FavorPart Ii: The Defects and Vices of Men; Chapter Iv: Of Wrathful, Eccentric, and Brutal Men; Chapter Xii: Of Obstinate and Pertinacious Men; Chapter Xiii: Of Ungrateful and Discourteous Men; Chapter Xiv: Of Fickle, Inconstant Men; Chapter Xv: Of Evil Men Who Hate Others Easily; Chapter Xxii: Of Men Who Are Ornate, Polished, Painted, and Bleached; Chapter Xxx: Of Men Who Kill Their Mothers, Fathers, Brothers, Sisters, and Grandchildren; Bibliography; Index
Summary A gifted poet, a women's rights activist, and an expert on moral and natural philosophy, Lucrezia Marinella (1571-1653) was known throughout Italy as the leading female intellectual of her age. Born into a family of Venetian physicians, she was encouraged to study, and, fortunately, she did not share the fate of many of her female contemporaries, who were forced to join convents or were pressured to marry early. Marinella enjoyed a long literary career, writing mainly religious, epic, and pastoral poetry, and biographies of famous women in both verse and prose. Marinella's masterpiece, The Nob
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Subject Social sciences.
Form Electronic book
Author Dunhill, Anne.
Panizza, Letizia.
ISBN 0226505502