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Lucrezia Marinella

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[Revised entry by Marguerite Deslauriers on February 2, 2018. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Lucrezia Marinella was a Venetian author of the sixteenth century, who published prolifically in a range of genres, primarily devotional literature (in prose and verse) and philosophical polemics. Her work, La nobilta et l'eccellenza delle donne, co' difetti et mancamenti de gli uomini, (The Nobility and Excellence of Women and the Defects and Vices of Men), published in 1600, was one of the first polemical treatises written by a woman in Italian as part of an ongoing debate about the nature and worth of...

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