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Italy’s Eighteenth Century: Gender and Culture in the Age of the Grand Tour

Italy’s 18th century was peopled with castrati, cicisbei, and virtuose according to this new book on gender and culture in the age of the Grand Tour. The perspective on and variety of the characters introduced in this volume are quite extraordinary – musicologists, literary scholars, and historians of art and science present mathematical prodigies, entrepreneurContinue reading “Italy’s Eighteenth Century: Gender and Culture in the Age of the Grand Tour”