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The Resource Moral combat : women, gender, and war in Italian Renaissance literature, Gerry Milligan

Moral combat : women, gender, and war in Italian Renaissance literature, Gerry Milligan

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Moral combat : women, gender, and war in Italian Renaissance literature
Title
Moral combat
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women, gender, and war in Italian Renaissance literature
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Gerry Milligan
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Italian sixteenth century offers the first sustained discussion of women's militarism since antiquity. Across a variety of genres, male and female writers raised questions about women's right and ability to fight in combat. Treatise literature engaged scientific, religious, and cultural discourses about women's virtues, while epic poetry and biographical literature famously featured examples of women as soldiers, commanders, observers, and victims of war. Moral Combat asks how and why women's militarism became one of the central discourses of this age. Gerry Milligan discusses the armed heroines of biography and epic within the context of contemporary debates over women's combat abilities and men's martial obligations. Women are frequently described as fighting because men have failed their masculine duty. A woman's prowess at arms was asserted to be a cultural symptom of men's shortcomings. Moral Combat ultimately argues that the popularity of the warrior woman in sixteenth-century Italian literature was due to her dual function of shame and praise: calling men to action and signaling potential victory to a disempowered people."--
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1972-
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Milligan, Gerry
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ4055.W6
LC item number
M67 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Toronto Italian studies
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  • Italian literature
  • Women in literature
  • War in literature
  • Italian literature
  • War in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Frau
  • Italienisch
  • Krieg
  • Literatur
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Moral combat : women, gender, and war in Italian Renaissance literature, Gerry Milligan
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-319) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The philosophical history of the armed woman -- The poetic and the real: the chivalric-epic commentary of the armed woman -- Women writers demanding warrior masculinity: Catherine of Siena, Laura Terracina, Chiara Matraini, and Isabella Cervoni -- Classical and Christian models of warring women: from Plutarch to Boccaccio -- The noble warrior woman (1440-1550) -- The fame of women and the infamy of men in the age of warring queens (1550-1600)
Control code
1005105237
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 332 pages
Isbn
9781487503147
Lccn
2018298315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1005105237
Label
Moral combat : women, gender, and war in Italian Renaissance literature, Gerry Milligan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The philosophical history of the armed woman -- The poetic and the real: the chivalric-epic commentary of the armed woman -- Women writers demanding warrior masculinity: Catherine of Siena, Laura Terracina, Chiara Matraini, and Isabella Cervoni -- Classical and Christian models of warring women: from Plutarch to Boccaccio -- The noble warrior woman (1440-1550) -- The fame of women and the infamy of men in the age of warring queens (1550-1600)
Control code
1005105237
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 332 pages
Isbn
9781487503147
Lccn
2018298315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1005105237

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