Download The Honest Courtesan, Veronica Franco, Citizen and Writer in Sixteenth-Century Venice Free Book

Download The Honest Courtesan, Veronica Franco, Citizen and Writer in Sixteenth-Century Venice Free Book

Download The Honest Courtesan, Veronica Franco, Citizen and Writer in Sixteenth-Century Venice Free The Venetian courtesan has long captured the imagination as a female symbol of sexual license, elegance, beauty, and unruliness. What then to make of the cortigiana onesta—the honest courtesan who recast virtue as intellectual integrity and offered wit and refinement in return for patronage and a place in public life? Veronica Franco (1546-1591) was such…


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Book Author: Margaret F. Rosenthal
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publisher Date: 2012-07-13
print Type: BOOK
language: en