Angelo Romano

Francesco Barbaro’s De re uxoria and Treatises on Women in Fifteenth-century Italian Literature: An Essential Historical-critical Panorama

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The recent edition of the treatise De re uxoria by Francesco Barbaro (1390-1454), allows some critical reflections on the attitude that the fifteenth century reserved for women, in the light of contemporary Italian and Spanish treatises. This essay will examine the attitude that the fifteenth century had towards women, especially through the moralizing treatises dedicated to her.


  • Francesco Barbaro
  • Treatises on Women
  • Italian Literature of the Fifteenth Century


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