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

Women Latin Poets

Language, Gender, and Authority from Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century

Hardcover Published: 1st June 2005
ISBN: 9780198185024
Number Of Pages: 659

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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.

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: Women Latinists in Sixteenth-Century England 11: Italian Women Poets of the Sixteenth Century and After 12: French women Latinists in the 'Grand Siècle' 13: Anna Maria van Schurman and Other Women Scholars of Northern and Central Europe 14: Women and Latin in Early Modern England 15: The New World Bibliographies

ISBN: 9780198185024
ISBN-10: 0198185022
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 659
Published: 1st June 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.98 x 16.15  x 4.12
Weight (kg): 1.14