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Author Stoppino, Eleonora
Title Genealogies of fiction [electronic resource] : women warriors and the dynastic imagination in the Orlando furioso / Eleonora Stoppino
Imprint New York : Fordham University Press, 2012. (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2013)
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (288 p.)
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"Genealogies of Fiction is a study of gender, dynastic politics, andintertextuality in medieval and Renaissance chivalric epic, focused onLudovico Ariosto's Orlando furioso. Relying on the direct study of manuscripts and incunabula, this project challenges the fixed distinction between medieval and early modern texts and reclaims medieval popular epic as a key source for the Furioso. Tracing the formation of the character of the warrior woman, from the amazon to Bradamante, the book analyzes the process of gender construction in early modern Italy. By reading the tension between the representations of women as fighters, lovers, and mothers, this study shows how the warrior woman is asymbolic center for the construction of legitimacy in the complex web of fears andexpectations of the Northern Italian Renaissance court"-- Provided bypublisher
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Subject Ariosto, Lodovico, 1474-1533. Orlando furioso -- Sources
Ariosto, Lodovico, 1474-1533 -- Characters -- Women
Ariosto, Lodovico, 1474-1533. Orlando furioso
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies. bisacsh
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / Italian. bisacsh
LITERARY CRITICISM / Medieval. bisacsh
Intertextuality
Genealogy in literature
Sex role in literature
Amazons in literature
Women in literature
Alt Author Project Muse
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