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Genealogies of Fiction: Women Warriors and the Dynastic Imagination in the 'Orlando furioso'

by Eleonora Stoppino

ISBN: 9780823240371 / 0823240371

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Genealogies of Fiction is a study of gender, dynastic politics, and intertextuality in medieval and renaissance chivalric epic, focused on Ludovico Ariosto’s Orlando furioso. Relying on the direct study of manuscripts and incunabula, this project challenges the fixed distinction between medieval and early modern texts and
reclaims medieval popular epic as a key source for the Furioso.

Tracing the formation of the character of the warrior woman, from the Amazon to Bradamante, the book analyzes the process of gender construction in early modern Italy. By reading the tension between the representations of women as fighters, lovers, and mothers, this study shows how the warrior woman is a symbolic center for the construction of legitimacy in the complex web of fears and expectations of the
Northern Italian Renaissance court.

ISBN 13 978-08-23240-37-1
ISBN 10 0-823-24037-1
ASIN 0823240371
  • 9780823240371
Amazon Sales Rank 2,427,273
Main Category Hardcover
Group Book
Publisher Modern Language Initiative
Studio Modern Language Initiative
Manufacturer Modern Language Initiative
Package Quantity 1
Count Per Package 1
Dimensions 9.1 x 1 x 6.2 inches. 1.25 pounds
Package Dimensions 9 x 6.1 x 1.1 inches. 1.3 pounds
Language(s) English (Published)
English (Original Language)
English (Unknown)
Adult Product? No

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