Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 13789
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Valori , Alessandro.
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  • Title: L'Onore femminile attraverso l'epistolario di Margherita e Francesco Datini da Prato [Francesco Datini, a merchant of Prato, has left us many letters detailing his business dealings and his anxieties; one goal was to return from doing business abroad to his wife and his household; to this end he married a much younger woman, Margherita Bandini; Francesco shared the common assumptions of his day and class about women needing male tutelage and marriages creating alliances between families, as well as the importance of dowries; Datini's ideas of honor, applied to his wife and his illegitimate daughter, are based on submission and service to the family; Margherita too internalized these values, even though she was childless].
  • Source: Giornale Storico della Letteratura Italiana 175, ( 1998): Pages 53 - 83.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Avignon, Vaucluse, France Datini Family Datini, Francesco, Merchant- Letters Datini, Ginevra, Illegitimate Daughter of Francesco Datini Datini, Margherita, Wife of Francesco Datini, Merchant Dowries Honor Mazzei, Lapo, Notary and Friend of Francesco Datin
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  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00170496