The Resource Binding passions : tales of magic, marriage, and power at the end of the Renaissance, Guido Ruggiero

Binding passions : tales of magic, marriage, and power at the end of the Renaissance, Guido Ruggiero

Label
Binding passions : tales of magic, marriage, and power at the end of the Renaissance
Title
Binding passions
Title remainder
tales of magic, marriage, and power at the end of the Renaissance
Statement of responsibility
Guido Ruggiero
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mining the rich Venetian archives, especially the unusually detailed records of Venice's own branch of the Roman Inquisition, Guido Ruggiero provides a strikingly new and provocative interpretation of the end of the Renaissance in Italy. In this boldly structured work, he develops five narrative accounts of individual encounters with the Inquisition that illustrate the double-edged metaphor of how passions were both bound by late Renaissance society and were seen in turn as binding people. In this way new perspectives are opened on magic, witchcraft, love, marriage, gender, and discipline at the level of the community and beyond. Witches, courtesans, prostitutes, women healers, nobles, Cardinals, and renegade priests and monks speak from these pages describing their lives, beliefs, hopes, fears, and lies. With an imaginative flair for storytelling and impeccable scholarship, Ruggiero exposes the rich complexity of the culture and poetics of the everyday at the end of the Renaissance and illuminates a previously unexplored chapter in Italian history
Cataloging source
MERUC
Dewey number
306/.0945/31
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ18.I8
LC item number
R83 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Binding passions : tales of magic, marriage, and power at the end of the Renaissance, Guido Ruggiero
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-273) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Carne vale and carnival -- Love bound : Andriana Savorgnan, common whore, courtesan, and noble wife -- "More dear to me than life itself" : marriage, honor, and a woman's reputation in the Renaissance -- That old black magic called love -- The women priests of Latisana : Apollonia Madizza and the ties that bind -- "The fortune-telling friar" : Fra Aurelio di Siena and the wages of sin -- Afterword : the poetry of the everyday and binding passions
Control code
ocn559887851
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 286 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195083200
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36420372
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)559887851
  • acaebk0195079302

Library Locations

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