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The Resource The sword and the pen : women, politics, and poetry in sixteenth-century Siena, by Konrad Eisenbichler

The sword and the pen : women, politics, and poetry in sixteenth-century Siena, by Konrad Eisenbichler

Label
The sword and the pen : women, politics, and poetry in sixteenth-century Siena
Title
The sword and the pen
Title remainder
women, politics, and poetry in sixteenth-century Siena
Statement of responsibility
by Konrad Eisenbichler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"In The Sword and the Pen: Women, Politics, and Poetry in Sixteenth-Century Siena, Konrad Eisenbichler analyzes the work of Sienese women poets, in particular, Aurelia Petrucci, Laudomia Forteguerri, and Virginia Salvi, during the first half of the sixteenth century up to the fall of Siena in 1555. Eisenbichler sets forth a complex and original interpretation of the experiences of these three educated noblewomen and their contributions to contemporary culture in Siena by looking at the emergence of a new lyric tradition and the sonnets they exchanged among themselves and with their male contemporaries. Through the analysis of their poems and various book dedications to them, Eisenbichler reveals the intersection of poetry, politics, and sexuality, as well as the gendered dialogue that characterized Siena's literary environment during the late Renaissance. Eisenbichler also examines other little-known women poets and their relationship to the cultural environment of Siena, underlining the exceptional role of the city of Siena as the most important center of women's writing in the first half of the sixteenth century in Italy, and probably in all of Europe. This innovative contribution to the field of late Renaissance and early modern Italian and women's studies rescues from near oblivion a group of literate women who were celebrated by contemporary scholars but who have been largely ignored today, both because of a dearth of biographical information about them and because of a narrow evaluation of their poetry. Eisenbichler's analysis and reproduction of many of their poems in Italian and modern English translation are an invaluable contribution not only to Italian cultural studies but also to women's studies."--Project Muse
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Cataloging source
CN8ML
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Eisenbichler, Konrad
Dewey number
851/.4099287094558
Index
index present
Language note
English and Italian
LC call number
PQ4103.E47 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Italian poetry
  • Italian poetry
  • Italian poetry
  • Italian poetry
  • Women and literature
  • Italian poetry
  • Italian poetry
  • Italy
  • POETRY
  • Italian poetry
  • Italian poetry
  • Politics and government
  • Women and literature
  • Italy
  • Italy
Label
The sword and the pen : women, politics, and poetry in sixteenth-century Siena, by Konrad Eisenbichler
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes analysis and reproduction of many poems in Italian and modern English translation
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- At Petrarch's tomb: the first bloom of a short springtime -- Aurelia Petrucci: admired and mourned -- Laudomia Forteguerri: constructions of a woman -- Virginia Salvi: an indomitable woman -- Epilogue -- Appendix: selected poetry by Sienese women. Ermellina Arringhieri de' Cerretani; Francesca B; Pia Bichi; Ortensia Scarpi; Atalanta Donati; Laudomia Forteguerri; Lucrezia Figliucci; Cassandra Petrucci; Silvia Piccolomini; Virginia Martini Casolani Salvi -- Onorata Tancredi Pecci
Control code
826442774
Extent
1 online resource (400 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780268078652
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebc3441113
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)826442774
Label
The sword and the pen : women, politics, and poetry in sixteenth-century Siena, by Konrad Eisenbichler
Publication
Note
Includes analysis and reproduction of many poems in Italian and modern English translation
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- At Petrarch's tomb: the first bloom of a short springtime -- Aurelia Petrucci: admired and mourned -- Laudomia Forteguerri: constructions of a woman -- Virginia Salvi: an indomitable woman -- Epilogue -- Appendix: selected poetry by Sienese women. Ermellina Arringhieri de' Cerretani; Francesca B; Pia Bichi; Ortensia Scarpi; Atalanta Donati; Laudomia Forteguerri; Lucrezia Figliucci; Cassandra Petrucci; Silvia Piccolomini; Virginia Martini Casolani Salvi -- Onorata Tancredi Pecci
Control code
826442774
Extent
1 online resource (400 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780268078652
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebc3441113
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)826442774

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