This major new collection of essays by leading scholars of Renaissance Italy transforms many of our existing notions about Renaissance politics, economy, social life, religion, medicine, and art. All the essays are founded on original archival research and examine questions within a wide chronological and geographical framework - in fact the pan-Italian scope of the volume is one of the volume's many attractions.Gender and Society in Renaissance Italy provides a broad, comprehensive perspective on the central role that gender concepts played in Italian Renaissance society.

chapter |16 pages


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Part One: The Gendered City in Renaissance Italy

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Part Two: The Social Foundations of Gender

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Part Three: The Social Body

chapter 6|21 pages

Medicine and Magic: The Healing Arts

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Part Four: The Renaissance of the Spirit