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Selected Writings of an Eighteenth-Century Venetian Woman of Letters

Elisabetta Caminer Turra


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 participated in important debates on capital punishment, freedom of the press, and the abuse of clerical power. She also helped spread Enlightenment ideas into Italy by promoting and publishing Voltaire's latest works and translating new European plays—plays she herself directed, to great applause, on Venetian stages. Bringing together Caminer's letters, poems, and journalistic writings, this book ... More

Keywords: Elisabetta Caminer Turra, eighteenth-century Italy, Republic of Letters, journalism, publishing, capital punishment, clerical power, Enlightenment ideas, Voltaire, condition of women

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780226817675
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226817699.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elisabetta Caminer Turra, author