Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Petrarch in BritainInterpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Martin McLaughlin, Letizia Panizza, and Peter Hainsworth

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264133

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM BRITISH ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.britishacademy.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright British Academy, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in BASO for personal use.date: 22 October 2021

Renaissance Misogyny and the Rejection of Petrarch

Renaissance Misogyny and the Rejection of Petrarch

(p.161) 10 Renaissance Misogyny and the Rejection of Petrarch
Petrarch in Britain

Diego Zancani

British Academy

This chapter traces the origin of the rejection of Petrarch and misogyny during the Renaissance period. It investigates some aspects of a reaction against the Petrarchan poetic clichés among Italian writers with some reference to a few English Elizabethan texts. It shows a model which depicts how an idealised view of one woman can be used to create a negative, basically chaotic, and even scurrilous image, in a period in which parody and mocking texts abound.

Keywords:   Petrarch, misogyny, Renaissance period, Petrarchan poetic clichés, Italian writers, Elizabethan texts

British Academy Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.