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- DescriptionThe more than 100 women whose life stories make up this volume range from the exemplary to the torious, from historical and mythological figures to Renaissance contemporaries of its author, the master storyteller Giovanni Boccaccio. The first collection of biographies in Western literature devoted exclusively to women, Famous Women affords a fascinating glimpse of a moment in history when mediaeval attitudes toward women were beginning to give way to more modern views of their potential. Virginia Brown's translation, commissioned for the I Tatti Renaissance Library, is the first English edition based on the autograph manuscript of the Latin.
- Author BiographyVIRGINIA BROWN is Senior Fellow, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto.
- Author(s)Giovanni Boccaccio
- PublisherHarvard University Press
- Date of Publication01/04/2003
- LanguageEnglish & Latin
- SubjectBiography: General
- Series TitleThe I Tatti Renaissance Library
- Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintHarvard University Press
- Weight362 g
- Width133 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Translated byVirginia Brown
- Edition StatementNew edition
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