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The Prodigious Muse: Women's Writing in Counter-Reformation Italy

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In her award-winning, critically acclaimed Women’s Writing in Italy, 1400–1650, Virginia Cox chronicles the history of women writers in early modern Italy—who they were, what they wrote, where they fit in society, and how their status changed during this period. In this book, Cox examines more closely one particular moment in this history, in many ways the most remarkable ...more
Hardcover, 472 pages
Published August 17th 2011 by Johns Hopkins University Press
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Virginia Cox was born in England and educated at Cambridge University, where she received her PhD in Italian literature in 1990. She taught at the universities of Edinburgh, UCL, and Cambridge before moving to the Department of Italian Studies at New York University in 2003. Her fields of specialism are Italian Renaissance literature and intellectual history and the history of rhetoric. She lives ...more
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