Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 15250
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Chabot , Isabelle.
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  • Title: Risorse e diritti patrimoniali [The Black Death (1348) frequently put wealth into the hands of women by killing off male heirs. Subsequent efforts to limit a daughter's property to her dowry was counterbalanced by inheritance through wills. Roman law gave women an equal claim on an inheritance, but Italian statutes severely limited that right. The cities also were slow to let women inherit where any male heirs existed. Birth families often struggled with husbands over control of the daughter's dowry and had to claim restitution if the husband predeceased the wife. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Il Lavoro delle donne.  Edited by Angela Groppi.  Storia delle donne in Italia. Editori Laterza, 1996.  Pages 47 - 70.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Dowries Economics Family Florence Inheritance Law Venice Villani, Matteo, Humanist Widows Wills
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 13- 14- 15- 16- 17- 18
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  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: Italian
  • ISSN/ISBN: 8842048682
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