Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 14439
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Lokaj , Rodney J.
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  • Title: La Cleopatra Napoletana: Giovanna d'Angiò nelle "Familiares" di Petrarca [almost all contemporary writings speak badly of Giovanna I of Naples; Boccaccio is a partial exception, but Petrarca's letters contrast Giovanna's reign with that of her grandfather Robert, to her disadvantage; the poet also contrasts Giovanna's weak character with the strengths shown by Maria of Pozzuoli, both of them beset by hostile kin; Petrarca compared Maria to Camilla, Virgil's Italian Amazon, while in the "Familiares" he consistently compared Giovanna and her court to the scandalous Cleopatra and her courtiers].
  • Source: Giornale Storico della Letteratura Italiana 177, ( 2000): Pages 481 - 521.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Boccaccio, Giovanni, Author Camilla, Huntress and Warrior (Literary Figure) Cleopatra, Ancient Queen Jeanne I d'Anjou, Queen of Naples Maria of Pozzuoli, Female Soldier Petrarca, Francesco, Poet- Familiares Queens Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14
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  • Year of Publication: 2000.
  • Language: Italian
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00170496
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