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Moderata Modesta Pozzo Fonte

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  • Floridoroby Moderata (Modesta Pozzo) Fonte; Valeria Finucci; Julia Kisacky

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    The first original chivalric poem written by an Italian woman, Floridoro imbues a strong feminist ethos into a hypermasculine genre. Dotted with the usual characteristics—dark forests, illusory palaces, enchanted islands, seductive sorceresses —Floridoro is the story of the two greatest knights of a bygone age: the handsome Floridoro,... more...

  • The Worth of Womenby Moderata (Modesta Pozzo) Fonte; Virginia Cox

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 25.00

    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... more...

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