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Title: A study of female beauty in Italian literature in the thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries
Author: Norman, Nicoletta Anna Sonia
ISNI:       0000 0004 2672 1535
Awarding Body: University College London (University of London)
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2008
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This study considers aspects of the presentation, iconography and visualisation of women in Italian prose and poetry in the period 1230 to 1330. it explores female beauty in both its appearance and its impact upon the beholder. Though the study focuses mainly on literary sources, other kinds of historical and religious material, from antiquity to the Middle Ages, are also included. Some of these are intended to illustrate aspects of aesthetic sensibility by and large in this period, and some of them to provide a context for medieval Italian literature by demonstrating the social situation of women in general.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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