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Jewish Poet and Intellectual in Seventeenth-Century Venice
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Jewish Poet and Intellectual in Seventeenth-Century Venice: The Works of Sarra Copia Sulam in Verse and Prose Along with Writings of Her Contemporaries in Her Praise, Condemnation, or Defense

Sarra Copia Sulam


The first Jewish woman to leave her mark as a writer and intellectual, Sarra Copia Sulam (1600?–41) was doubly tainted in the eyes of early modern society by her religion and her gender. This remarkable woman, who until now has been relatively neglected by modern scholarship, was a unique figure in Italian cultural life, opening her home, in the Venetian ghetto, to Jews and Christians alike as a literary salon. For this bilingual edition, the author has collected all of Sulam's previously scattered writings—letters, sonnets, a Manifesto—into a single volume. He has also assembled all extant co ... More

Keywords: Sarra Copia Sulam, poetry, Venice, Jews, Christians, letters, sonnets, Manifesto, seventeenth century, ghetto

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780226779881
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226779874.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarra Copia Sulam, author