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Encyclopedia of women in the Renaissance : Italy, France, and England

Diana Robin, Anne R. Larsen, Carole Levin, editors.
  • Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2007.
  • xx, 459 pages : illustrations
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
This reproduction
  • Electronic reproduction. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO 2007.
Subjects
Summary
  • "Encyclopedia of Women in the Renaissance: Italy, France, and England is the first first comprehensive reference devoted exclusively to the contributions of women to European culture in the period between 1350 and 1700. Focusing principally on early modern women in England, France, and Italy, it offers over 135 biographies of the extraordinary women of those times. Encyclopedia of Women in the Renaissance provides vivid portraits of well known women such as Catherine of Siena, Joan of Arc, Mary Queen of Scots, and Christine de Pizan. Also included are less familiar but equally important women like Elena Lucrezia Cornaro, the first woman in Europe to earn a doctorate; the renowned Renaissance painter Artemisia Gentileschi; and the acclaimed author of medical textbooks and midwife to a French queen, Louise Boursier. Based on the latest research and enhanced with thematic essays, this groundbreaking work casts our understanding of women's lives and roles in Renaissance history and culture in a provocative new light."
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 401-443) and index.
  • Online version of print publication.
Additional form
ISBN
  • 1851097724 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 9781851097722 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 1851097775 (ebook)
  • 9781851097777 (ebook)
  • Alternate version: 9781851097722
Identifying numbers
  • OCLC: 191089764
  • OCLC: 191089764