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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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Between Modesty and Spectacle

Between Modesty and Spectacle

Women and Science in Eighteenth-Century Italy

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(p.275) Eleven Between Modesty and Spectacle
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Italy's Eighteenth Century
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Marta Cavazza

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804759045.003.0012

This chapter explores the contributions of women to science and philosophy in eighteenth-century Italy. The most important examples are the two very different cases of the Milanese mathematician Maria Gaetana Agnesi and the Bolognese physicist Laura Bassi. The chapter also examines the social and cultural implications of the spectacularization of female knowledge, and the role women played in redefining gender identity in eighteenth-century Italy.

Keywords:   women, science, philosophy, Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Laura Bassi, female knowledge, gender identity

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