The Medici Women: Gender and Power in Renaissance Florence

This title presents a study of the women of the famous Medici family of republican Florence in the 15th and early 16th centuries Natalie Tomas critically examines the changing contribution of the women in the Medici family to the eventual success of the Medici regime and their exercise of power within it and contributes to our historical understanding of how women were aThis title presents a study of the women of the famous Medici family of republican Florence in the 15th and early 16th centuries Natalie Tomas critically examines the changing contribution of the women in the Medici family to the eventual success of the Medici regime and their exercise of power within it and contributes to our historical understanding of how women were able to wield power in late medieval and early modern Italy and Europe Tomas takes a feminist approach that examines the experience of the Medici women within a critical framework of gender analysis, rather than biography Keeping the historiography to a minimum and explaining all unfamiliar Italian terms, Tomas makes her narrative clear and accessible to non specialists thus this book should appeal to scholars of women s studies across disciplines and geographical boundaries.
The Medici Women Gender and Power in Renaissance Florence This title presents a study of the women of the famous Medici family of republican Florence in the th and early th centuries Natalie Tomas critically examines the changing contribution of the wome

  • Title: The Medici Women: Gender and Power in Renaissance Florence
  • Author: Natalie R. Tomas
  • ISBN: 9780754607779
  • Page: 284
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. A fascinating narrative about the lives of the Medici wives, widows, daughters and sisters! This book emphasizes not on the obvious names that come to mind, like the two Medici queens of France, but on the lesser known female members of the Medici family. It's true, while sad at the same time, that history often forgets the pivotal role these women played in the Medici regime, as underlined in their efforts to protect and advance the family's interests during the two Medici exiles (of which the [...]

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