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Conduct literature for and about women in Italy : 1470-1900 : prescribing and describing life / edited by Helena Sanson and Francesco Lucioli.

Format:
Book
Language:
  • English
  • Italian
Published/​Created:
  • Paris : Classiques Garnier, 2016.
  • copyright 2016
Description:
437 pages : illustrations (some color), charts ; 22 cm.
Series:
Women and gender in Italy (1500-1900) ; 1
Summary note:
"Conduct literature for and about women represents a very broad but still little-studied body of works that is essential for the understanding of the cultural construction of femininity. Conduct texts, being both prescriptive and descriptive sources, offer a fascinating account of and insight into the changing role of women across the centuries according to the needs of society. On the one hand, they record ideological constructions, models, and aspirations, and on the other they reflect contemporary realities, norms, and customs. The essays in this volume aim to trace some of the main features of conduct literature in the Italian tradition, from the last decades of the fifteenth century to the post-unification period."--Page 4 of cover.
Notes:
Includes revised versions of the proceedings of the international conference held in Cambridge, March 20-21, 2014.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-411) and index.
Language(s):
Texts in English or Italian, includes abstracts in English and French or Italian and French.
Contents:
Writing about women's conduct -- Conduct for the Real Widow. Giulio Cesare Cabei's Ornamenti della gentildonna vedova (1574) -- Vincenzo Nolfi's Ginipedia (1631). Household Management and Civic Femininity in Seventeenth-Century Italy -- La perfetta claustrale. Manuali sei-settecenteschi per l'istruzione delle monache -- L' Amico delle fancidle da Parigi a Venezia -- Gender, Genre and Education. Writing about Conduct in Eighteenth-Century Venice -- Conduct for women by women -- Letteratura di condotta e vita delle donne nelle opere di Moderata Fonte e Lucrezia Marinelli -- The Structures of Conduct Literature in Post-Unification Italy. La Marchesa Colombi's La gente per bene, Anna Vertua Gentile's Corne devo comportarmi?, and Matilde Serao's Saper vivere -- "La giovane nella famiglia. Consigli di una vecchia nonna". Women's Writings and Writings for Women in Nineteenth-Century Italy -- Conduct "in disguise" -- "An mulieribus licitum sit se ornare". Female Appearance as an Emerging Object of Juridical Regulation between the Middle Ages and the Early Modem Times -- Advising on Women's Conduct in Renaissance Paratexts -- L'anatomia del cuore e del cervello delle donne. Descrizione, prescrizione e ironia nel XVIII secolo -- "Dal salotto alla cucina". Le buone maniere nei manuali di cucina e di economia domestica nell'Italia postunitaria -- Istruzione femminile e metamorfosi dell'identità in Italia fra Ottocento e Novecento -- Conduct, women, and work -- Dal lavoro alla disciplina. Precettistica e libri di ricami -- Un modello alla rovescia. Comportamenti e mestieri femminili nell'opera di Giulio Cesare Croce -- Un altro saper vivere. Donna, lavoro, buon comportamento tra Otto e Novecento.
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ISBN:
9782406059165 (pbk.) :
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