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06 July 2013 @ 01:42 am
For reading in my copious spare time:


Isotta Nogarola

Edited and Translated by Margaret L. King and Diana Robin


Renowned in her day for her scholarship and eloquence, Isotta Nogarola (1418-66) remained one of the most famous women of the Italian Renaissance for centuries after her death. And because she was one of the first women to carve out a place for herself in the male-dominated republic of letters, Nogarola served as a crucial role model for generations of aspiring female artists and writers.