Women Latin Poets: Language, Gender, and Authority, from Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century

Women Latin Poets: Language, Gender, and Authority, from Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century

by Jane Stevenson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198185022

ISBN-13: 9780198185024

Pub. Date: 08/04/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Women Latin Poets addresses women's relationship to culture between the first century B.C. and the eighteenth century A.D. by studying women's poetry in Latin. Based entirely on original archival research in twelve countries, Stevenson recovers an aspect of history often deemed not to exist: women who achieved public recognition in their own time, sometimes to

Overview

Women Latin Poets addresses women's relationship to culture between the first century B.C. and the eighteenth century A.D. by studying women's poetry in Latin. Based entirely on original archival research in twelve countries, Stevenson recovers an aspect of history often deemed not to exist: women who achieved public recognition in their own time, sometimes to a startling extent. Presenting, often for the first time, the work of more than three hundred women Latin poets, all translated and included in a comprehensive finding guide, Women Latin Poets substantially revises received opinion on women's participation in, and relation to, elite culture. The sheer number of female Latin poets will require women's historians to completely re-evaluate the idea that all women had "no access to education" before the nineteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198185024
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/04/2005
Pages:
674
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Classical Latin Women Poets
2. Epigraphy as a Source for Early Imperial Women's Verse
3. Women and Latin Poetry in Late Antiquity
4. Women Poets in Early Medieval Europe
5. Women and Latin Verse in the High Middle Ages
6. Italy: Renaissance Women Scholars
7. Women and Latin in Renaissance France
8. Women Latin Poets in Spain and Portugal
9. Women Latinists of the Renaissance in Northern and Central Europe
10. Italian Women Poets of the Sixteenth Century and After
11. French women Latinists in the 'Grand Siècle'
12. Anna Maria van Schurman and Other Women Scholars of Northern and Central Europe
13. Women and Latin in Early Modern England
14. The New World
Bibliographies
16.

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