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Did women in Italy have a rennaisance?

I'm looking for an outline of key points that will make for a strong arguement to write a short academic paper in response to Joan Kelly's seminal article. I'm looking to make sure that I hit on the major points, and suggest any possible contradictions to the arguement. The question is; Did changes during the Renaissance affect the position of women in Italian society?

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Here you are! The document summarizes the state of women as history perceives it. I went looking for the article you cited and could not find it publicly available, so I'm not perfectly familiar with the strength of her arguments. The gist of matter is, that most of the specific and verifiable information to be had was on the upper class. One could ...