Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 1626
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Guzzetti , Linda and Antje Ziemann
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  • Title: Women in the Fourteenth-Century Venetian "Scuole"
  • Source: Renaissance Quarterly 55, 4 (Winter 2002): Pages 1151 - 1195.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Confraternities Confraternities- Registers Confraternities- Statutes Lay Piety Leadership Office Holding Social Class Venice Women in Active Roles Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 13- 14
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  • Table: Four Tables. Table One Place of residence (according to the six administrative districts of Venice) for women in four "scuola." Table Two Presence and role of women in the "scuola." Forty-nine confraternities are listed. Based on archival evidence. Table Three Presence and role of women in the "scuole," based on evidence from wills. Table Four Occupations of the sisters of the "scuola" di S. Martino and of their husbands.
  • Abstract: This article examines the presence of women in fourteenth-century Venetian "scuole piccole" and describes their participation. According to surviving confraternity statutes, women seldom shared in the governance of the entire confraternity. But female office holders were often responsible for their sisters in matters of illness, death, burial, and sometimes moral conduct. They also made contributions and left numerous legacies to their "scuole." Membership lists sometimes reveal the social and occupational status of women. Information on one confraternity for women only, the Scuola d'Umiltà, survives. [Reproduced by permission of the Renaissance Society of America.].
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00344338
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