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Author Fonte, Moderata, 1555-1592.

Title Floridoro : a chivalric romance / Moderata Fonte (Modesta Pozzo) ; edited with an introduction by Valeria Finucci ; translated by Julia Kisacky ; annotated by Valeria Finucci and Julia Kisacky
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xxx, 493 pages)
Series The other voice in early modern Europe
Other voice in early modern Europe.
Contents Acknowledgments; Series Editors' Introductions; Moderata Fonte and the Genre of Women's Chivalric Romances; Volume Editor's Bibliography; Note on Translation; Floridoro: A Chivalric Romance; Prefatory Sonnets/Prefatory Sonnets; Canto 1; Canto 2; Canto 3; Canto 4; Canto 5; Canto 6; Canto 7; Canto 8; Canto 9; Canto 10; Canto 11; Canto 12; Canto 13; Appendix: Cantos 1 and 2 and excerpts from Cantos 4. 8, 11, and 13 in Italian; Series Editors' Bibliography; Index
Summary 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?s capacity to rival male prowess in traditionally male-dominated spheres. An
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Appendix contains parts of the text of Floridoro in Italian
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Subject Fonte, Moderata, 1555-1592. Floridoro
Romances, Italian -- 16th century -- Translations into English.
Form Electronic book
Author Finucci, Valeria.
Kisacky, Julia, 1965-
LC no. 2006011167
ISBN 0226256790 (electronic bk.)
9780226256795 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Floridoro. English