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- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 37.00
Margaret King shows what the death of a little boy named Valerio Marcello over five hundred years ago can tell us about his time. This child, scion of a family of power and privilege at Venice's time of greatness, left his father in a state of despair so profound and so public that it occasioned an outpouring of consoling letters, orations, treatises,... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 35.00
In this informative and lively volume, Margaret L. King synthesizes a large body of literature on the condition of western European women in the Renaissance centuries (1350-1650), crafting a much-needed and unified overview of women's experience in Renaissance society. Utilizing the perspectives of social, church, and intellectual history, King looks... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2014; US$ 199.95
This is the first book to address the urgency of a mothers desire to convey to her child what matters most to her and in particular to her son. It is by this vehicle of cultural transmission that women have principally acted in history to convey to their sons the legacy of their cultural experience.In tracing the cultural formation of sons by... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 76.00 US$ 60.80
In comprehensive detail Margaret King analyzes the activities of the patricians who were predominant in the ranks of the humanists and who made humanist thought a powerful tool in the service of their class and of the city itself. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 16.95
By far the best collection of sources to introduce readers to Renaissance humanism in all its many guises. What distinguishes this stimulating and useful anthology is the vision behind it: King shows that Renaissance thinkers had a lot to say, not only about the ancient world--one of their habitual passions--but also about the self, how civic experience... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2016; US$ 16.50
"A highly approachable collection of selections both canonical (but not less important for that; one can?t teach the Reformation without key texts from Erasmus, Luther, Calvin, et al.) and less well known. The latter texts?from Mantova, Melancthon, Beza, Riedeman, Campion, Hoby, Pole, and others?are illuminating and useful in every case. The decision... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 30.00
Renowned in her day for her scholarship and eloquence, Isotta Nogarola (1418-66) remained one of the most famous women of the Italian Renaissance for centuries after her death. And because she was one of the first women to carve out a place for herself in the male-dominated republic of letters, Nogarola served as a crucial role model for generations... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 25.00
The books in The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe series chronicle the heretofore neglected stories of women between 1400 and 1700 with the aim of reviving scholarly interest in their thought as expressed in a full range of genres: treatises, orations, and history; lyric, epic, and dramatic poetry; novels and novellas; letters, biography, and autobiography;... more...