Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 6744
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Knox , Dilwyn.
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  • Title: Civility, Courtesy, and Women in the Italian Renaissance [The author traces the origins of the idea of "modestia," decorum and gravity, which was the standard for both women and men; "cortesia" developed in order to give men and women a way to relate to each other].
  • Source: Women in Italian Renaissance Culture and Society.  Edited by Letizia Panizza.  European Humanities Research Centre, University of Oxford, 2000.  Pages 2 - 17.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Alberti, Leon Battista, Humanist- Della Famiglia Castiglione, Baldassare, Author- Libro del Cortegiano Handbooks Human Behavior Man Woman Relationships Modesty Morality
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15- 16
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  • Author's Affiliation: University College, London
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  • Year of Publication: 2000.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1900755092
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