Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 13987
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Guzzetti , Linda.
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  • Title: Le Donne a Venezia nel XIV secolo: Uno studia sulla loro presenza nella società e nella famiglia [Wills offer us insights into women's lives in 14th-century Venice; these wills are the more revealing because both civil penalties and religious sanctions protected a woman's testamentary freedom; women were the most frequent testators in Venice, helping establish wills as the usual means of disposing of property; and women could witness wills, though the testimony of two women was required to be equal to that of one man; this article traces social patterns by gender, marital status, and class of bequests documented in these Venetial wills; women disposed of dowries and moveable property, thus playing a larger private than public role].
  • Source: Studi Veneziani 35, ( 1998): Pages 15 - 88.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Dowries Venice Widows Wills
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  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14
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  • Table: Twenty-one tables.
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: Italian
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00816264