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Italy's Eighteenth CenturyGender and Culture in the Age of the Grand Tour$
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Paula Findlen, Wendy Wassyng Roworth, and Catherine M. Sama

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780804759045

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804759045.001.0001

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Introduction Gender and Culture in Eighteenth-Century Italy

Introduction Gender and Culture in Eighteenth-Century Italy

(p.1) Introduction Gender and Culture in Eighteenth-Century Italy
Italy's Eighteenth Century

Paula Findlen

Stanford University Press

This book examines aspects of the social and cultural life in eighteenth-century Italy, both in its own terms and in relation to foreign observations of this region, and describes the distinctive features of Italy in the eighteenth century, focusing on the relationship between gender and culture. It also explores Italy's contributions to public debates about marriage, sexuality, and the place of women in society.

Keywords:   Italy, gender, culture, marriage, sexuality, women, society

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