Encyclopedia of Women in the Renaissance: Italy, France, and England, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1851097775
  • ISBN-13: 9781851097777
  • DDC: 305.48
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 459 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released September 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Overview

For the first time, a content-rich survey on Renaissance women for students and the general public is available. The story of the Renaissance has usually been told from the elite male perspective. Here, the lives of women and girls from a wide range of classes, religions, and countries in Europe take center stage. Women had a significant impact on the economy, social structures, and the culture of the Renaissance, despite the constraints on their exercise of power, lack of opportunities, enforced dependence, and exclusion from politics, government, science, law, banking, and more. Women's Roles in the Renaissance examines the attitudes and practices that shaped the varied roles of women then, but also the important ways women shaped the world in which they lived. The focus is on both the ideas that circulated about women and on the difference between representations of them and their everyday life experiences.

The narrative draws from a wide variety of sources on every aspect of women's lives. Narrative topical chapters cover women and education, the law, work, politics, religion, literature, the arts, and pleasures. Numerous women are profiled, and a plethora of quotations and examples of their work provides a sense of their spirit. Many period illustrations are included that highlight the text. This will prove to be a most valuable one-volume resource on a high-interest topic.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Contributors.
Introduction.
Chronology.
1: Abortion and Miscarriage.
2: Albret, Jeanne d’ (1528–1572).
3: Alchemy.
4: Amazons.
5: Amboise, Catherine d’ (ca. 1482–1550).
6: Andreini, Isabella (1562–1604).
7: Androgyne.
8: Anguissola, Sofonisba (b. ca. 1532–1625).
9: Anna of Denmark (1574–1619).
10: Anne of Brittany (Anne de Bretagne; 1477–1514).
11: Anne of Cleves (1515–1557).
12: Aragona, Eleonora d’. See Eleonora d'Aragona.
13: Aragona, Giovanna d’ (1502–1577).
14: Aragona, Maria d’ (1502–1568).
15: Aragona, Tullia d’ (1505/1510–1556).
16: Art and Women (ca. 1400–1650).
17: Askew, Anne (ca. 1521–1546).
18: Aubespine, Madeleine de L’ (1546–1596).
19: Bacon, Anne Cooke (ca. 1528–1610).
20: Barton, Elizabeth (ca. 1506–1534).
21: Battiferra, Laura (Laura Battiferri Ammannati; 1523–1589).
22: Beaufort, Lady Margaret (1443–1509).
23: Beaujeu, Anne de (Anne de France; 1461–1522).
24: Bectoz, Claude Scholastique de (d. 1547).
25: Beguines.
26: Behn, Aphra (ca. 1645–1689).
27: Bess of Hardwick (Elizabeth Talbot; ca. 1527–1608).
28: Boleyn, Anne (1507–1536).
29: Book Trade. See Printers, the Book Trade, and Women.
30: Borgia, Lucrezia (1480–1519).
31: Bourbon, Catherine de (1559–1604).
32: Bourbon, Gabrielle de (ca. 1460–1516).
33: Bourbon-Montpensier, Charlotte de (1546/1547–1582).
34: Bourgeois, Louise (Louise Boursier; 1563–1636).
35: Bradstreet, Anne (1612/1613–1672).
36: Bresegna, Isabella (Breseña, Brisegna; 1510–1567).
37: Cambis, Marguerite de (fl. 1550s).
38: Campiglia, Maddalena (1553–1595).
39: Cary, Elizabeth Tanfield (ca. 1585–1639).
40: Catherine de Médicis (Catherine de’ Medici; 1519–1589).
41: Catherine of Aragon (1485–1536).
42: Catherine of Siena (1347–1380).
43: Cavendish, Elizabeth Brackley (1626–1663) and Jane Cavendish (1621–1669).
44: Cavendish, Margaret (1623–1673).
45: Cecil, Mildred Cooke (1526–1589).
46: Cereta, Laura (Cereto; 1469–1499).
47: Childbirth and Reproductive Knowledge. See Medicine and Women.
48: Childhood.
49: Cibo, Caterina (Cybo; 1501–1557).
50: Claude de France (1499–1524).
51: Clermont, Claude-Catherine de (1543–1603).
52: Clifford, Anne (1590–1676).
53: Clitherow, Margaret (1556?–1586).
54: Coignard, Gabrielle de (ca. 1550-ca. 1586).
55: Coligny, Louise de (1555–1620).
56: Colonna, Vittoria (1490/1492–1547).
57: Contraception and Birth Control.
58: Convents.
59: Cookbooks and Recipes.
60: Copio Sullam, Sara (1592?–1641).
61: Cornaro, Caterina (1454–1510).
62: Cotteblanche, Marie de (ca. 1520-ca. 1580).
63: Courtesans and Prostitution, Italy (cortigiana, cortegiane).
64: Crenne, Hélisenne de (Marguerite Briet; ca. 1500-ca. 1552).
65: Dames des Roches (Madeleine Neveu, 1520–1587; Catherine Fradonnet, 1542–1587).
66: Datini, Margherita Bandini (1357–1423).
67: D'Ennetières, Marie (Dentières; 1495–1561).
68: Dowriche, Anne (fl. 1589–1596).
69: Education, Humanism, and Women Overview.
70: Latin Learning and Women.
71: Greek Learning and Women.
72: Eleonora d'Aragona (1450–1493).
73: Elizabeth I (1533–1603).
74: Elizabeth Stuart (1596–1662).
75: Este, Isabella d’ (1474–1539).
76: Estienne, Nicole (Madame Liébaut or Liébault, “Olympe Liébaut”; ca. 1542-after ca. 1588).
77: Eve.
78: Fedele, Cassandra (1465–1558).
79: Feminism in the Renaissance Overview.
80: Fetti, Lucrina (d. 1673).
81: Flore, Jeanne (publication dates 1540–1574).
82: Fontana, Lavinia (1552–1614).
83: Fonte, Moderata (Modesta da Pozzo, 1555–1592).
84: Forteguerri, Laudomia (1515–1556?).
85: Franco, Veronica (1546–1591).
86: Gaillarde, Jeanne (dates unknown).
87: Gàmbara, Veronica (1485–1550).
88: Gentileschi, Artemisia (1593–1652/1653).
89: Gonzaga, Giulia (Giulia Gonzaga Colonna; 1513–1566).
90: Gournay, Marie de (1565–1645).
91: Graville, Anne de (ca. 1490-ca. 1540).
92: Grey, Jane (1537–1554).
93: Guillet, Pernette du (ca. 1520–1545).
94: Halkett, Anne (1623–1699).
95: Henrietta Maria (1609–1669).
96: Hermaphrodite as Image and Idea.
97: Howard, Catherine (ca. 1522–1542).
98: Howard, Frances (1590–1632).
99: Inglis, Esther (1571—1624).
100: Joan of Arc (Jeanne d'Arc; ca. 1412–1431).
101: Jussie, Jeanne de (1503–1561).
102: Killigrew, Anne (1660–1685).
103: Labé, Louise (ca. 1520–1566).
104: La Font, Jeanne de (ca. 1500–1532).
105: Lanyer, Aemilia Bassano (ca. 1569–1645).
106: Le Gendre, Marie (Dame de Rivery; dates unknown).
107: Literary Culture and Women Overview.
108: Virtual Salons: Women in Renaissance Dialogues.
109: Sonnet Writing.
110: Letter Writing.
111: France.
112: Italy.
113: Literary Patronage.
114: Locke, Anne Vaughan (1530–1590).
115: Loynes, Antoinette de (1505–1568).
116: Lumley, Jane (1537–1578).
117: Makeup and Cosmetics.
118: Makin, Bathsua (1600–1676?).
119: Malatesta, Battista da Montefeltro (1383–1450).
120: Margaret of Parma (Margaret of Austria; 1522–1586).
121: Margaret Tudor (1489–1541).
122: Marguerite de Navarre (Marguerite d'Angoulême, Margaret of Navarre; 1492–1549).
123: Marguerite de Valois (1553–1615).
124: Marie of Guise (Mary of Guise; 1515–1560).
125: Marinella, Lucrezia (1571–1653).
126: Marquets, Anne de (ca. 1533–1588).
127: Marriage.
128: Mary I (Queen of England; 1516–1558).
129: Mary Stuart (Mary, Queen of Scots; 1542–1587).
130: Mary Tudor (Queen of France and Duchess of Suffolk; 1496–1533).
131: Masculinity, Femininity, and Gender.
132: Matraini, Chiara (1515–1604?).
133: Médicis, Catherine de. See Catherine de Médicis..
134: Male Midwifery.
135: The Practice of Pharmacology and Laywomen.
136: Montenay, Georgette de (1540?–1607).
137: Morata, Fulvia Olympia (1526/1527–1555).
138: Morel, Camille de (1547-after 1611).
139: Mornay, Charlotte Arbaleste Duplessis (Charlotte Duplessis-Mornay; 1550–1606).
140: Morra, Isabella di (ca. 1520–1545).
141: Music and Women Overview.
142: Nelli, Plautilla (1523–1588).
143: Nogarola, Isotta (1418–1466).
144: Old Age and Women.
145: O'Malley, Grace (Gráinne Uí Mháille; fl. 1577–1597).
146: Parr, Katherine (1512–1548).
147: Philips, Katherine (1631–1664).
148: Piscopia, Elena Lucrezia Cornaro (1646–1684).
149: Pizan, Christine de (1364/1365-ca. 1430).
150: Poitiers, Diane de (1499/1500–1566).
151: Power, Politics, and Women.
152: Primrose, Diana (fl. 1630).
153: Printers, the Book Trade, and Women.
154: Pulci, Antonia Tanini (1452/54–1501).
155: Querelle des Femmes (Controversy on Women).
156: Rape and Violence Against Women.
157: Religious Persecution and Women.
158: Religious Reform and Women Overview.
159: Renata di Francia (Renée de France, 1510–1574).
160: Rhetoric, Public Speaking, and Women.
161: Romieu, Marie de (ca. 1545–1590).
162: Roper, Margaret More (Margaret Roper, Margaret More; 1504–1544).
163: Roye, Eléonore de (Princesse de Condé; 1535–1564).
164: Sappho and the Sapphic Tradition.
165: Savoie, Louise de (1476–1531).
166: Scala, Alessandra (1475–1506).
167: Schurman, Anna Maria van (1607–1678).
168: Seymour, Jane (?-d. 1537).
169: Sforza, Caterina (1463–1476).
170: Sidney, Mary Herbert (Mary Sidney Herbert; 1521–1621).
171: Speght, Rachel (b. 1597-death date unknown).
172: Stampa, Gaspara (1523–1554).
173: Strozzi, Alessandra Macinghi (1407–1471).
174: Strozzi, Barbara (1619–1677).
175: Stuart, Arbella (1575–1615).
176: Tarabotti, Arcangela (1604–1652).
177: Teerlinc, Levina (Teerling; ca. 1510–1576).
178: Terracina, Laura Bacio (Bacio-Terracina; 1519-ca. 1577).
179: Theater and Women Actors, Playwrights, and Patrons.
180: Toledo, Eleonora di (ca. 1522–1562).
181: Tornabuoni de Medici, Lucrezia (1425–1482).
182: Translation and Women Translators Overview.
183: Women Translators in England.
184: Women Translators in France.
185: Transvestism.
186: Varano, Costanza (b. 1426, Camerino-d. 1447, Pesaro).
187: Vere, Anne Cecil de (1556–1588).
188: Ward, Mary (1585–1645).
189: Weston, Elizabeth Jane (1582–1612).
190: Whitney, Isabella (fl. 1567–1573).