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Worth of Women (Electronic book text)
Worth of Women (Electronic book text): Moderata Fonte
Worth of Women (Electronic book text): Moderata Fonte

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Worth of Women (Electronic book text)

Moderata Fonte; Edited by Virginia Cox

Series: Other Voice in Early Modern Europe

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Gender equality and the responsibility of husbands and fathers: issues that loom large today had currency in Renaissance Venice as well, as evidenced by the publication in 1600 of "The Worth of Women" by Moderata Fonte.
Moderata Fonte was the pseudonym of Modesta Pozzo (1555 92), a Venetian woman who was something of an anomaly. Neither cloistered in a convent nor as liberated from prevailing codes of decorum as a courtesan might be, Pozzo was a respectable, married mother who produced literature in genres that were commonly considered masculine the chivalric romance and the literary dialogue. This work takes the form of the latter, with Fonte creating a conversation among seven Venetian noblewomen. The dialogue explores nearly every aspect of women's experience in both theoretical and practical terms. These women, who differ in age and experience, take as their broad theme men's curious hostility toward women and possible cures for it.
Through this witty and ambitious work, Fonte seeks to elevate women's status to that of men, arguing that women have the same innate abilities as men and, when similarly educated, prove their equals. Through this dialogue, Fonte provides a picture of the private and public lives of Renaissance women, ruminating on their roles in the home, in society, and in the arts.
A fine example of Renaissance vernacular literature, this book is also a testament to the enduring issues that women face, including the attempt to reconcile femininity with ambition."

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Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Other Voice in Early Modern Europe
Release date: 2007
Authors: Moderata Fonte
Editors: Virginia Cox
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 290
ISBN-13: 978-1-281-12563-7
Barcode: 9781281125637
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LSN: 1-281-12563-6

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