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Author Westwater, Lynn Lara. author

Title Sarra Copia Sulam : a Jewish salonnière and the press in Counter-Reformation Venice / Lynn Lara Westwater
Published Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 2020
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Contents Cover -- Half Title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Figures -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Timeline -- Dramatis Personae -- Note on the Text -- Introduction -- An Intellectual Woman in the Venetian Ghetto -- Women's Writing in Venice -- The Querelle des Femmes and Venetian Women Writers -- The Accademia degli Incogniti and the Querelle -- Sarra Copia Sulam: A Jewish Salonnière and the Press in Counter-Reformation Venice -- 1. The Birth of a Salon (1618-1621) -- Overview -- Early Contacts -- The Salon Begins -- A Crisis in the Salon
2. A Rupture in the Salon (1619-1621) -- Overview -- The History of the Debate over the Immortality of the Soul -- Bonifaccio and Copia Sulam's Letter Exchange on the Soul's Immortality -- Bonifaccio's Dell'immortalità dell'anima -- 3. The Salon and the Venetian Presses (1621) -- Overview -- Copia Sulam's Manifesto -- 4. Copia Sulam Compromised (1622-1623) -- Overview -- The End of the Copia Sulam-Cebà Correspondence -- Cebà Defends Himself to the Church -- The Lettere a Sarra Copia -- 5. Friends and Enemies (1621-1626) -- Overview -- The Betrayal and Its Punishment -- Numidio Paluzzi's Rime
6. The Salon's Afterlife (Post-1626) -- Overview -- Gabriele Zinano's Rime diverse -- A Resuscitated Reputation: Alessandro Berardelli -- A Renewed Attack against Copia Sulam, and a Defence -- Eighteenth-Century Literary Histories -- The Roots of Modern Scholarship -- BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: SARRA COPIA SULAM IN THE VENETIAN GHETTO -- Overview -- The Copio Family -- Marriage to Giacob Sulam -- Sarra Copia Sulam's Exceptionality -- Pressure to Convert -- APPENDIX A: LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF SIMON COPIO -- APPENDIX B: INVENTORY OF SIMON COPIO'S HOUSE AT HIS DEATH -- APPENDIX C: CURRENCY VALUES
Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary "For nearly a decade at the height of the Counter-Reformation in Italy, the Jewish poet and polemicist Sarra Copia Sulam (ca. 1592-1641) held a literary salon at her house in the Venetian ghetto, providing one of the most public and enduring forums for Jewish-Christian interaction in early modern Venice. Though Copia Sulam gained fame for her erudition, built a powerful intellectual network, and published a work on the immortality of the soul, her career later foundered under the weight of slanderous charges against her sexual, professional, and religious integrity. This first biography of Copia Sulam examines the explosive relationship between gender, religion, and the press in seventeenth-century Venice through a study of her literary career. The backdrop to this inquiry is Venice's tumultuous religious, cultural, and political climate and the competitive world of its presses, where men and women, Christians and Jews, alternately collaborated and clashed as they sought to gain a foothold in the most prestigious publishing capital in Europe."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Copia Sulam, Sarra, 1592-1641
Copia Sulam, Sarra, 1592-1641.
Jewish women authors -- Italy -- Venice -- Biography
Jewish women -- Italy -- Venice -- Biography
Salons -- Italy -- Venice -- History -- 17th century
HISTORY / Renaissance
Intellectual life.
Jewish women authors.
Jewish women.
Manners and customs.
Venice (Italy) -- Intellectual life -- 17th century
Venice (Italy) -- Religion -- 17th century
Venice (Italy) -- Social life and customs -- 17th century
Italy -- Venice.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1487532784