Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 13162
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Klapisch-Zuber , Christiane.
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  • Title: The "Cruel Mother": Maternity, Widowhood, and Dowry in Florence in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries [The author examines the plight of widows who were frequently forced to remarry by their natal families and leave their children behind with the first husbands' kin].
  • Source: Debating the Middle Ages: Issues and Readings.  Edited by Lester K. Little and Barbara H. Rosenwein.  Blackwell Publishers, 1998.  Pages 264 - 276. Originally published in Women, Family, and Ritual in Renaissance Italy. University of Chicago Press, 1985. Pages 117-131. Also reprinted in Feminism and Renaissance Studies. Edited by Lorna Hutson. Oxford Reading in Feminism series. Oxford University Pres
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Children Dowries Family Florence Mothers Patrilineage Remarriage Widows
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1577180070
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