Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 16283
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Papi , Anna Benvenuti.
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  • Title: In domo bighittarum seu viduarum: Pubblica assistenza e marginalità nella Firenze medievale [Assistance by ecclesiastical institutions to the poor and unfortunate was grounded in the tradition of monastic hospitality. The demand for relief grew as urban life revived in the later Middle Ages. Among those most in need were marginalized women, including poor widows and ex-prostitutes. By the 13th century, Florence and other Italian communes were involved in regulating services to the poor. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: In castro poenitentiae: santità e società femminile nell’Italia medievali.Anna Benvenuti Papi.  Herder, 1990.  Pages 635 - 665. Originally published in Città e servizi sociali nell’Italia dei secoli XII-XV: Atti del dodicesimo convegno internazionale del Centro italiano di studi di storia e d’arte di Pistoia, 2-12 ottobre 1987 (Presso la sede del Centro, 1990). Pages 325-353.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Alms and Almsgiving Cities and Towns Florence Hospitality Leprosy Marginality Widows
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  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 11- 12- 13- 14
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  • Year of Publication: 1990.
  • Language: Italian
  • ISSN/ISBN: 8885876129