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Strong Words: Writing and Social Strain in the Italian Renaissance

by Lauro Martines

ISBN: 9780801873164 / 0801873169

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Strong Words is a social history of the Italian Renaissance (1300?1560) in a cultural key. Using tales, poems, prayers, and letters as primary sources, Lauro Martines probes religious sensibilities, love, alienation, explosive feeling against political authority, the moral strains of patronage, and the close ways of urban neighborhoods. Case studies of suicide and the seduction of propertied women sharpen the analysis.

By moving behind literary posture and metaphor, Martines exposes the power of local angers, fears, and loyalties, of misogyny, cruelty, and women's space. The vitality of urban experience in Renaissance Italy passes before us, as we see the language of literature giving form and immediacy to the emotions of everyday life.

ISBN 13 978-08-01873-16-4
ISBN 10 0-801-87316-9
ASIN 0801873169
  • 9780801873164
Amazon Sales Rank 2,147,554
Main Category Paperback
Group Book
Publisher Johns Hopkins University Press
Studio Johns Hopkins University Press
Brand Brand: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Manufacturer Johns Hopkins University Press
Count Per Package 1
Dimensions 6.0 x 0.88 x 9.0 inches. 1.17 pounds
Package Dimensions 8.6 x 5.7 x 0.8 inches. 0.95 pounds
Language(s) English (Published)
English (Original Language)
English (Unknown)
Adult Product? No

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