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Paternal Tyranny

Arcangela Tarabotti


Sharp-witted and sharp-tongued, Arcangela Tarabotti (1604–1652) yearned to be formally educated and enjoy an independent life in Venetian literary circles. But instead, at sixteen, her father forced her into a Benedictine convent. To protest her confinement, Tarabotti composed polemical works exposing the many injustices perpetrated against women of her day, the first of which, presented in this book, is a fiery, but carefully argued, manifesto against the oppression of women by the Venetian patriarchy. Denouncing key misogynist texts of the era, she shows how despicable it was for Venice to d ... More

Keywords: Arcangela Tarabotti, Venice, Benedictine convent, misogyny, women's rights, feminism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780226789651
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226789675.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arcangela Tarabotti, author