Famous Women (Paperback)

By Giovanni Boccaccio, Virginia Brown (Translator)

Harvard University Press, 9780674011304, 282pp.

Publication Date: April 30, 2003

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Description

The first collection of biographies in Western literature devoted exclusively to women, Famous Women affords a fascinating glimpse of a moment in history when medieval attitudes toward women were beginning to give way to more modern views of their potential. Virginia Brown's acclaimed translation, commissioned for The I Tatti Renaissance Library, is the first English edition based on the autograph manuscript of the Latin.