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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


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


“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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