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Apology for the Woman Writing and Other Works

Apology for the Woman Writing and Other Works

Marie le Jars de Gournay

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226305554
eISBN:
9780226305264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305264.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

During her lifetime, the gifted writer Marie le Jars de Gournay (1565–1645) was celebrated as one of the “seventy most famous women of all time” in Jean de la Forge's Circle of Learned Women (1663). ... More

Book for the Hour of Recreation

Book for the Hour of Recreation

Maria de San Jose Salazar

Alison Weber (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226734545
eISBN:
9780226734620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226734620.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

María de San José Salazar (1548–1603) took the veil as a Discalced (“barefoot”) Carmelite nun in 1571, becoming one of Teresa of Avila's most important collaborators in religious reform and serving ... More

The Complete Writings of an Italian Heretic

The Complete Writings of an Italian Heretic

Olympia Morata

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226536682
eISBN:
9780226536712
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226536712.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

A brilliant scholar and one of the finest writers of her day, Olympia Fulvia Morata (1526–1555) was attacked by some as a “Calvinist Amazon” but praised by others as an inspiration to all learned ... More

The Correspondence between Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and René Descartes

The Correspondence between Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and René Descartes

Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and Rene Descartes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226204413
eISBN:
9780226204444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226204444.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Between the years 1643 and 1649, Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia (1618–80) and René Descartes (1596–1650) exchanged fifty-eight letters—thirty-two from Descartes and twenty-six from Elisabeth. Their ... More

Debate of the Romance of the Rose

Debate of the Romance of the Rose

Christine de Pizan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226670126
eISBN:
9780226670140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670140.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In 1401, Christine de Pizan (1365–1430?), one of the most renowned and prolific woman writers of the Middle Ages, wrote a letter to the provost of Lille criticizing the highly popular and widely read ... More

Discourse to Lady Lavinia His Daughter

Discourse to Lady Lavinia His Daughter

Annibal Guasco

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310534
eISBN:
9780226310565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310565.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

When eleven-year-old Lavinia Guasca began her new life as a lady-in-waiting at the court of Turin, she brought with her a parting gift from her father Annibal (1540–1619): a detailed guidebook he ... More

Exemplary Tales of Love and Tales of Disillusion

Exemplary Tales of Love and Tales of Disillusion

Maria de Zayas y Sotomayor

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226768649
eISBN:
9780226768670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768670.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

At the height of María de Zayas's popularity in the mid-eighteenth century, the number of editions in print of her work was exceeded only by the novels of Cervantes. But by the end of the nineteenth ... More

Katherine ParrComplete Works and Correspondence

Katherine Parr: Complete Works and Correspondence

Katherine Parr

Janel Mueller (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226647241
eISBN:
9780226647265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226647265.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

To the extent that she is popularly known, Katherine Parr (1512–48) is the woman who survived King Henry VIII as his sixth and last wife. She merits far greater recognition, however, on several other ... More

Memoirs

Memoirs

Marie Mancini and Hortense Mancini

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226502786
eISBN:
9780226502809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226502809.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The memoirs of Hortense (1646–1699) and of Marie (1639–1715) Mancini, nieces of the powerful Cardinal Mazarin and members of the court of Louis XIV, represent the earliest examples in France of ... More

Memoirs of the Life of Henriette-Sylvie De Molière : A Novel

Memoirs of the Life of Henriette-Sylvie De Molière : A Novel

Madame de Villedieu

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226144191
eISBN:
9780226144214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226144214.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Known as Madame de Villedieu, Marie-Catherine Desjardins (ca. 1640–1683) was a prolific writer who played an important role in the evolution of the early modern French novel. One of the earliest ... More

A Rule for Children and Other Writings

A Rule for Children and Other Writings

Jacqueline Pascal

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226648316
eISBN:
9780226648347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226648347.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Jacqueline Pascal (1625–1661) was the sister of Blaise Pascal and a nun at the Jansenist Port–Royal convent in France. She was also a prolific writer who argued for the spiritual rights of women and ... More

Selected Letters, Orations, and Rhetorical Dialogues

Selected Letters, Orations, and Rhetorical Dialogues

Madeleine de Scudery

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226144030
eISBN:
9780226144122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226144122.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Madeleine de Scudéry (1607–1701) was the most popular novelist in her time, read in French in volume installments all over Europe and translated into English, German, Italian, and even Arabic. But ... More

Selected Writings of an Eighteenth-Century Venetian Woman of Letters

Selected Writings of an Eighteenth-Century Venetian Woman of Letters

Elisabetta Caminer Turra

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226817675
eISBN:
9780226817699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226817699.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Elisabetta Caminer Turra (1751–96) was one of the most prominent women in eighteenth-century Italy and a central figure in the international “Republic of Letters.” A journalist and publisher, Caminer ... More

The Story of Sapho

The Story of Sapho

Madeleine de Scudery

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226143989
eISBN:
9780226144009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226144009.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Ridiculed for her Saturday salon, her long romance novels, and her protofeminist ideas, Madeleine de Scudéry (1607–1701) has not been treated kindly by the literary establishment. Yet her multivolume ... More

Three Cartesian Feminist Treatises

Three Cartesian Feminist Treatises

Francois Poullain de la Barre

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226676531
eISBN:
9780226676555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226676555.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

One of the most radical feminist theorists in Europe before the nineteenth century, François Poullain de la Barre (1647–1723) was a man way ahead of his time. Applying Cartesian principles to “the ... More

Who Is Mary?Three Early Modern Women on the Idea of the Virgin Mary

Who Is Mary?: Three Early Modern Women on the Idea of the Virgin Mary

Vittoria Colonna, Chiara Matraini, and Lucrezia Marinella

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226113982
eISBN:
9780226113975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226113975.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

For women of the Italian Renaissance, the Virgin Mary was one of the most important role models. This book presents devotional works written by three women better known for their secular writings: ... More

ZaydeA Spanish Romance

Zayde: A Spanish Romance

Marie-Madeleine Lafayette

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226468518
eISBN:
9780226468440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226468440.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Standing at the critical juncture between traditional romance and early novelistic realism, Zayde is both the swan song of a literary tradition nearly two thousand years old and a harbinger of the ... More

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