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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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Giustina Renier Michiel and Conflicting Ideas of Gender in Late Eighteenth-Century Venice

Giustina Renier Michiel and Conflicting Ideas of Gender in Late Eighteenth-Century Venice

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(p.79) Three Giustina Renier Michiel and Conflicting Ideas of Gender in Late Eighteenth-Century Venice
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Italy's Eighteenth Century
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Susan Dalton

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804759045.003.0004

This chapter, which discusses the life and works of Giustina Renier Michiel, first examines the conflicting pressures exerted on her by her husband, her family, and Venetian society. It also explores her experience as a young wife and mother, and, finally, examines her experience in a literary and political society that defined the norms of female behavior with reference to principles of civility and aesthetics in late eighteenth-century Venice.

Keywords:   Giustina Renier Michiel, Venetian society, female behavior, civility, aesthetics, Venice

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