Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 6459
Author(s): Lokaj, Rodney J.
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.
Year of Publication: 2000.

2. Record Number: 1367
Author(s): Paladilhe, Dominique.
Title : La tragique destinée de la reine Jeanne [Jeanne tried to hold the kingdom of Naples and Provence, but through four marriages produced no heirs; her young cousin and heir apparent, Charles de Duras, imprisoned Jeanne and had her killed. Article does not include footnotes or bibliography of sources consulted].
Source: Historia , 580., (avril 1995):  Pages 48 - 53.
Year of Publication: 1995.