Encyclopedia of Women in the Renaissance: Italy, France, and England
Author: Anne R. Larsen, Diana Robin, Carole Levin
Size: 7 mb
Encyclopedia of Women in the Renaissance is the first first comprehensive reference devoted exclusively to the contributions of women to European culture in the period between 1350 and 1700. It offers over 135 biographies of the extraordinary women of those times.
Encyclopedia of Women in the Renaissance provides vivid portraits of well known women such as Catherine of Siena, Joan of Arc, Mary Queen of Scots, and Christine de Pizan. Also included are less familiar but equally important women like Elena Lucrezia Cornaro, the first woman in Europe to earn a doctorate; the renowned Renaissance painter Artemisia Gentileschi; and the acclaimed author of medical textbooks and midwife to a French queen, Louise Boursier.