Parlour Games and the Public Life of Women in Renaissance Italy (BOK)

George W. McClure

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Confined by behavioural norms and professional restrictions, women in Renaissance Italy found a welcome escape in an alternative world of play. This book examines the role of games of wit in the social and cultural experience of patrician women from the early sixteenth to the early eighteenth century. Beneath the frivolous exterior of such games as occasions for idle banter, flirtation, and seduction, there often lay a lively contest for power and agency, and the opportunity for conventional women to demonstrate their intellect, to achieve a public identity, and even to model new behaviour and institutions in the non-ludic world. By tapping into the records and cultural artifacts of these games, George McClure recovers a realm of female fame that has largely escaped the notice of modern historians, and in so doing, reveals a cohort of spirited, intellectual women outside of the courts.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter George W. McClure
Forlag
University Of Toronto Press
ISBN 9781442646599
Antall sider 336 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 640 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form European history, Social & cultural history, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700