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

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Indiana University Press, 1989 - Literary Criticism - 160 pages
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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 Studies

Jed 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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Stephanie H. Jed is Professor of Literature at the UniversitStephanie H. Jed is Professor of Literature at the University of California, San Diego, and the author of "Chaste Thinkiy of California, San Diego, and the author of "Chaste Thinking: The Rape of Lucretia and the Birth of Humanism." ng: The Rape of Lucretia and the Birth of Humanism.

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