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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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The Temple of Female Glory

The Temple of Female Glory

Female Self-Affirmation in the Roman Salon of the Grand Tour

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(p.59) Two The Temple of Female Glory
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Italy's Eighteenth Century
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Maria Pia Donato

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804759045.003.0003

During the age of the Grand Tour, the salons held by women of the aristocracy were one of the attractions for travelers in Rome. The Roman salon was the meeting point of female aspirations and the aspirations of emerging intellectual classes. This chapter discusses this female practice in Rome and examines case studies to investigate the role of women in cultural change at the end of the eighteenth century.

Keywords:   Grand Tour, salons, aristocracy, women, Roman salon, Rome, cultural change

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