Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXI
  2. Margaret A. Gallucci
    Pages 1-5
  3. Margaret A. Gallucci
    Pages 7-22
  4. Margaret A. Gallucci
    Pages 23-43
  5. Margaret A. Gallucci
    Pages 45-70
  6. Margaret A. Gallucci
    Pages 71-108
  7. Margaret A. Gallucci
    Pages 109-141
  8. Margaret A. Gallucci
    Pages 143-146
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 147-214

About this book


Celebrated goldsmith and sculptor of the Italian Renaissance, Benvenuto Cellini (1500-71) fits the conventional image of a Renaissance man: a skillful virtuoso and courtier; an artist who worked in marble, bronze, and gold; and a writer and poet. Using the methodologies of New Historicism, social history, and gender and sexuality studies, this book places Cellini and his cultural production in the context of contemporary discourses about sexuality, law, magic, masculinity, and honor. In his life and literary oeuvre, the notorious artist, rogue, and sodomite aligned himself with the transgressive and oppositional voices of his day.


gender history identity law New Historicism poet poetics poetry Renaissance modern history New Historicism poet poetics poetry Renaissance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2003
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4039-6896-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-12208-7
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