Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 6996
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Bryce , Judith.
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  • Title: Performing for Strangers: Women, Dance, and Music in Quattrocento Florence
  • Source URL: Renaissance Quarterly (Full Text via JSTOR) 54, 4.1 (Winter 2001): 1074-1107. Link Info target = '_blank'>Renaissance Quarterly (Full Text via JSTOR) 54, 4.1 (Winter 2001): 1074-1107. Link Info
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Dance Education Elite Women Florence Honor Music Performance Women in Active Roles
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15
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  • Abstract: Contrary to a tradition of scholarly insistence on the invisibility of Florentine patrician women outside the domestic sphere, it can be argued such women did in effect perform a significant, public, or quasi-public, function in the negotiation of relationships between the Republic and other Italian, and European, elites. This article assembles fragmentary evidence concerning dancing and musical performance by women directed towards the entertainment of visiting notables in the second half of the Quattrocento, and uses modern concepts of gendered performance and the performance of gender to speculate on the nature of that experience for the women involved. [Reproduced by permission of the Renaissance Society of America].
  • Author's Affiliation: University of Bristol
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00344338
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