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Beauty, power, propaganda, and celebration: Profiling women in sixteenth-century Italian commemorative medals

@inproceedings{Wolken2012BeautyPP,
  title={Beauty, power, propaganda, and celebration: Profiling women in sixteenth-century Italian commemorative medals},
  author={Christine Chiorian Wolken},
  year={2012}
}
by CHRISTINE CHIORIAN WOLKEN In the sixteenth-century, commemorative medals served as some of the most popular objects depicting the ideas and ideals of men and, as I contend, women from Italy. This dissertation considers the personal, cultural, and social significance and function of a select group of medals depicting women in Italy from approximately 1550 to 1620. My examination of this sample group of medals of women can be used to construct a general understanding of the meaning and… Expand