Women Latin Poets: Language, Gender, and Authority from Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century

Paperback | January 24, 2008

byJane Stevenson

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Women Latin Poets addresses women's relationship to culture between the first century B. C. and the eighteenth century A. D. by studying women's poetry in Latin. Based entirely on original archival research in twelve countries, Stevenson recovers an aspect of history often deemed not toexist: women who achieved public recognition in their own time, sometimes to a startling extent. Presenting, often for the first time, the work of more than three hundred women Latin poets, all translated and included in a comprehensive finding guide, Women Latin Poets substantially revises receivedopinion on women's participation in, and relation to, elite culture. The sheer number of female Latin poets will require women's historians to completely re-evaluate the idea that all women had 'no access to education' before the nineteenth century.

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Women Latin Poets addresses women's relationship to culture between the first century B. C. and the eighteenth century A. D. by studying women's poetry in Latin. Based entirely on original archival research in twelve countries, Stevenson recovers an aspect of history often deemed not toexist: women who achieved public recognition in t...

Jane Stevenson is Reader in Post-Classical Latin and Renaissance Studies at the University of Aberdeen and co-editor, with Peter Davidson, of iEarly Modern Women Poets: An Anthology/i (Oxford University Press, 2001).
Format:PaperbackDimensions:680 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.22 inPublished:January 24, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199229732

ISBN - 13:9780199229734

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Introduction1. Classical Latin Women Poets2. Epigraphy as a Source for Early Imperial Women's Verse3. Women and Latin Poetry in Late Antiquity4. Women Poets in Early Medieval Europe5. Women and Latin Verse in the High Middle Ages6. Italy: Renaissance Women Scholars7. Women and Latin in Renaissance France8. Women Latin Poets in Spain and Portugal9. Women Latinists of the Renaissance in Northern and Central Europe10. Women Latinists in Sixteenth-Century England11. Italian Women Poets of the Sixteenth Century and After12. French women Latinists in the 'Grand Siecle'13. Anna Maria van Schurman and Other Women Scholars of Northern and Central Europe14. Women and Latin in Early Modern England15. The New WorldBibliographies