Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 15042
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Muzzarelli , Maria Giuseppina.
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  • Title: Seta posseduta et seta consentita: dalle aspirazioni individuali alle norme suntuarie nel basso medioevo [Regulation of the use of silk, like all sumptuary norms, reinforced social distinctions, preventing people from posing as members of a higher social class. Not just wearing silk, but wearing different types of the fabric was regulated. Regulation differed by sex and by the status of a woman's husband or father. Silk, however, though regulated, was not the greatest concern of the Italian legislators. Nevertheless it does appear frequently in dowries. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: La seta in Italia dal Medioevo al Seicento. Dal baco al drappo.  Edited by Luca MolĂ , Reinhold C. Mueller, and Claudio Zanier.  Marsilio, 2000.  Pages 211 - 232.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Dowries Silk Sumptuary Laws Textiles
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14- 15- 16
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  • Year of Publication: 2000.
  • Language: Italian
  • ISSN/ISBN: 8831774425
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