Tarabotti fra omissioni e femminismo: il mistero della sua formazione
Medioli, F. (2008) Tarabotti fra omissioni e femminismo: il mistero della sua formazione. In: Donne a Venezia, 8 -10 May 2008, Venice, Italy, pp. 1-28. (Donne a Venezia. Spazi di libertà e forme di potere (sec. XVI-XVIII))
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This paper given at the conference "Donne a Venezia" in May 2008 discloses the complexity of Arcangela Tarabotti (1604-1652), a proto-feminist polemist and writer who lived all her life in a remoted convent, Sant'Anna in Castello, in a remoted part of Venice. Despite having been cloistered at the age of 11, according to her account, she managed to publish her books and become a recognised member of the République des Lettres. How did she manage to develop her incredibly modern ideas, suggesting women should study and work and avoid getting married with astronomical dowries? The article deals with entirely new documents, uncovered in archives and tries to provide an answer to such dearing questions.
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