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Author: Elizabeth S(torr) Cohen

Title: No Longer Virgins

Subtitle: Self-Presentation by Young Women in Late Renaissance Rome

In: Refiguring Woman: Perspectives on Gender and the Italian Renaissance

Edited by: Marilyn Migiel and Juliana Schiesari

Place: Ithaca, NY and London

Publisher: Cornell University Press

Year: 1991

Pages: 169-191

ISBN-10: 0801425387 – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-10: 080149771X (paper) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 17th Century | European History: Italian History


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Abstract: »Cohen studies the politics of identity and self-presentation in the court testimonies of young Roman women who had been deflowered prematurely and illicitly. She examines how these nonelite women sought some measure of self-determination in their rhetorical self-assertions, even within a social and cultural system that defined the acceptable form of sexual expression, and within a judicial system that tended to make each young woman tell the same conventional tale.« (Source: Marilyn Migiel and Juliana Schiesari. »Introduction.« Refiguring Woman: Perspectives on Gender and the Italian Renaissance. Edited by Marilyn Migiel et al. Ithaca 1991: 10)


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