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Petrarch and the Italian Reformation

Abigail Brundin

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the discreet Reformation content inside the deeply conformist structure of Petrarch's sonnet. It investigates the manifestation of the link between vernacular literature and ... More


Who Is Mary?: Three Early Modern Women on the Idea of the Virgin Mary

Vittoria Colonna, Chiara Matraini, and Lucrezia Marinella

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226113982
eISBN:
9780226113975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226113975.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

For women of the Italian Renaissance, the Virgin Mary was one of the most important role models. This book presents devotional works written by three women better known for their secular writings: ... More


Vittoria Colonna's Plaint of the Marchesa DI Pescara On the Passion of Christ

in Who Is Mary?: Three Early Modern Women on the Idea of the Virgin Mary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226113982
eISBN:
9780226113975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226113975.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

A meditation on Christ's Passion, Vittoria Colonna's Plaint or prose lament was composed between 1539 and 1542, and probably originally as a letter to Ochino since there are first-person addresses in ... More


Grace and Beauty: Vittoria Colonna and Tullia d’Aragona

Ita Mac Carthy

in The Grace of the Italian Renaissance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691175485
eISBN:
9780691189796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175485.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter considers whether court ladies required the same qualities as male courtiers. Grace, it turns out, is as vital for women of the court as it is for men, but womanly grace is more closely ... More


Grace and Labour: Michelangelo Buonarroti and Vittoria Colonna

Ita Mac Carthy

in The Grace of the Italian Renaissance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691175485
eISBN:
9780691189796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175485.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter discusses the work and poetic correspondence (1538–1547) of Michelangelo and Colonna. It shows that both eschew the kind of grace espoused by Castiglione and Pietro Bembo and perfected ... More


Ericthonius's Secret: Body Politics in Ariosto's Orlando furioso

Albert Russell Ascoli

in A Local Habitation and a Name: Imagining Histories in the Italian Renaissance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234288
eISBN:
9780823241231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234288.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter analyzes Ariosto's elaborate exploration of the politics of gender and the gendering of politics in the curious tale of the defeat of the phallocratic giant, Marganorre, by the warrior ... More


Incommensurate Gifts: Michelangelo and the Economy of Revision

William J. Kennedy

in Petrarchism at Work: Contextual Economies in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700019
eISBN:
9781501703812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700019.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores Michelangelo’s fantasy of patrician ancestry, which illustrates his revisionary sense of his professional worth. In particular it examines the mythological drawings and erotic ... More


The Grace of the Italian Renaissance

Ita Mac Carthy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691175485
eISBN:
9780691189796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175485.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

‘Grace’ emerges as a keyword in the culture and society of sixteenth-century Italy. This book explores how it conveys and connects the most pressing ethical, social and aesthetic concerns of an age ... More


“Friends in the Lord”

Catharine Randall

in Black Robes & Buckskin: A Selection from the Jesuit Relations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232628
eISBN:
9780823240449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232628.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Women played a small but crucial role in the Relations. During the foundational days of the order, such powerful women as Vittoria Colonna gave succor, shelter, and financial support to Ignatius's ... More


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