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For ladies of the Italian Renaissance, the Virgin Mary was once probably the most vital function types. Who Is Mary? presents devotional works written by means of 3 girls higher identified for his or her secular writings: Vittoria Colonna, famed for her Petrarchan lyric verse; Chiara Matraini, probably the most unique poets of her iteration; and the wide-ranging, intellectually formidable polemicist Lucrezia Marinella. At a time whilst the cult of the Virgin used to be present process a considerable technique of redefinition, those texts forged interesting gentle at the ideals  of Catholic ladies within the Renaissance, and likewise, within the instances of Matraini and Marinella, on contemporaneous women’s social habit, prescribed for them through male writers in books on girl decorum.  
            Who Is Mary? testifies to the emotional and religious relationships that ladies had with the determine of Mary, whom they have been required to emulate because the epitome of femininity. Now to be had for the 1st time in English-language translation, those writings recommend new percentages for ladies in either spiritual and civil tradition and supply a window to women’s spirituality, about the most vital icon set prior to them, as better halves, moms, and Christians.

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