The first original chivalric poem written by an Italian woman, Floridoro imbues a strong feminist ethos into a hypermasculine genre. Dotted with the usual characteristics--dark forests, illusory palaces, enchanted islands, seductive sorceresses --Floridoro is the story of the two greatest knights of a bygone age: the handsome Floridoro, who risks everything for love, and the beautiful Risamante, who helps women in distress while on a quest for her inheritance. Throughout, Moderata Fonte (1555-92) vehemently defends women ...

Floridoro: A Chivalric Romance 2006, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226256788

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Floridoro: A Chivalric Romance 2006, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

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