The more than 100 women whose life stories make up this volume range from the exemplary to the notorious, from historical and mythological figures to Renaissance contemporaries of its author, the master storyteller Giovanni Boccaccio. The first collection of biographies in Western literature devoted exclusively to women, "Famous Women" affords a fascinating glimpse of a moment in history when mediaeval attitudes toward women were beginning to give way to more modern views of their potential. Virginia Brown's translation, commissioned for the I Tatti Renaissance Library, is the first English edition based on the autograph manuscript of the Latin.
HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
|Antall sider||320||Dimensjoner||13,3cm x 20,3cm x 2,2cm|
|Vekt||362 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Emner og form||European history, Biography: general, Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700, Gender studies: women|