Daughter, mother, widow : The making of the identities of Isabella d'Aragona

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von Güttner-Sporzyński, Darius. (2023). Daughter, mother, widow : The making of the identities of Isabella d'Aragona. Gender and History. pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-0424.12683
Authorsvon Güttner-Sporzyński, Darius
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This article examines performances of identity (as daughter, mother and widow) by Isabella d'Aragona (1470–1524) in three of her letters. Isabella's construction of self, drew on her status as a dynast of the House of Aragon and aimed at securing her future and promote the interests of her children. The analysis of the language of letters, their context and their outcomes will contribute to the understanding of the use of letter-writing as an effective rhetorical device, thus demonstrating that the epistolary genre was used by women to engage their male recipients in a persuasive negotiation.

Year2023
JournalGender and History
Journal citationpp. 1-16
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd
ISSN1468-0424
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-0424.12683
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85147429412
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Deposited16 Jun 2023
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