The Renaissance created a new vision of womanhood and indeed a "New Woman," proposes Gaia Servadio in this rich feast of a book. She dates the birth of this revolutionary movement to the invention of the printing press in 1456, which made books-and hence education-available to women. Central to her story are the lives of such as Vittoria Colonna, whose extraordinary mutual love with Michelangelo is told here; Tullia d'Aragona, poet and the best known courtesan of her age; and French poet Louise Labe, who fought in battle in ...

Renaissance Woman 2015, I.B.Tauris, London

ISBN-13: 9781784532963


Renaissance Woman 2005, I. B. Tauris & Company, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781850434214