Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2298
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Kelly , Joan.
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  • Title: Did Women Have a Renaissance? [This is an influential article from the 1970s that still bears up under a close reading. Kelly makes a very convincing argument that Renaissance women lost opportunities and were defined more narrowly than women in earlier generations. She argues that new social relations in the state paralleled a new relation between the sexes, with the public sphere reserved for men only and women dependent on their husbands alone. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Feminism and Renaissance Studies.  Edited by Lorna Hutson.  Oxford Reading in Feminism series. Oxford University Press, 1999.  Pages 21 - 47. Originally published in Women, History & Theory: The Essays of Joan Kelly. By Joan Kelly. University of Chicago press, 1984. Pages 19-50. Originally published in "Becoming Visible: Women in European History." Edited by Renate Bridenthal and Claudia Koonz.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Castiglione, Baldassare, Author- Libro del Cortegiano Chastity Courtly Love Gender Historiography Love in Literature Periodization Politics Renaissance Sexuality Women's History
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 14- 15- 16
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  • Author's Affiliation: City College of New York, University of New York
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0198782446
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