Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 12
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Molho , Anthony, Roberto Barducci, Gabriella Battista and Francesco Donnini
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  • Title: Genealogy and Marriage Alliance: Memories of Power in Late Medieval Florence [Giovanni Rucellai's genealogies from 1457 and 1476 differ; the former emphasizes male descent, while the latter focuses on women who married into the Rucellai; it is suggested that the 1476 genealogy was intended to help Giovanni's grandsons identify relatives from the female side who could render favors during times of financial need.]
  • Source: Portraits of Medieval and Renaissance Living: Essays in Honor of David Herlihy.  Edited by Samual K. Cohn, Jr. and Steven A. Epstein.  University of Michigan Press, 1996.  Pages 39 - 70.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Family Florence Genealogy Marriage Merchants Rucellai, Giovanni, Merchant Wives
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15
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  • Primary Evidence: Genealogy; Florence, private archives of the Rucellai Family. Giovanni Rucellai, Zibaldone Quaresimale (Lenten Notebook). Notice of family descent, 1457 (f. 1r) and marriage alliances, 1476 (f. 223r).
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  • Author's Affiliation: Brown University
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  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0472106716
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