Chaste Thinking

Chaste Thinking : The Rape of Lucretia and the Birth of Humanism

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""A strikingly original and provocative critical interpretation of the ideology of early Florentine humanism."" -- Margaret W. Ferguson..."" provocative, innovative, and eloquently written... "" -- Rocky Mountain Review..."" provocative and fascinating... "" -- Seventeenth-Century News""This book is boldly and originally conceived... "" -- Comparative Literature StudiesJed analyzes the historiographic myth of the rape of Lucretia and shows how its refiguration by the humanist Salutati reveals the rhetorical and ideological relationship between sexual violence and humanistic discourse.
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  • Hardback | 174 pages
  • 164.6 x 240.8 x 17.8mm | 471.74g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 10 b&w photos
  • 0253313406
  • 9780253313409

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter One Tum Brutus castigator lacrimarum The Cruelty of Brustus and the Politics of Philolgy Chapter Two Per hunc castissimum sanguinem LucretiaOs Chastity and the Alienation from Literary Material Chapter Three In secretis penetralibus Mercantile Writing and the Construct of Privacy Afterword Modern Humanism and the Relation of Writing Appendix Facsimile, Transcription, and Translation of SalutatiOs Declamatio Lucretiae Works Cited Index
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