Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 18341
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Orlando , Ermanno.
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  • Title: Il matrimonio delle beffe: Unioni finte, simulate, per gioco, Padova e Venezia, fine secolo XIV - inizi secolo XVI [The emphasis on consent in medieval ecclesiastical regulations concerning matrimony left the way open for clandestine and simulated marriages. The lack of required public formalities permitted men to mislead women they desired by simulating marriage, and a couple could pretend to be wed. Weddings might be held in jest, especially in a tavern. Church authorities sought eventually to prevent clandestine marriages and eliminate rowdy elements from weddings, while the Venetian republic too worked to make simulated or secret marriages impossible. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Trasgressioni: Seduzione, concubinato, adulterio, bigamia (XIV-XVIII secolo).  Edited by Silvana Seidel Menchi and Diego Quaglini.  Il Mulino, 2004.  Pages 231 - 267.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Law Marriage Marriage- Clandestine Seduction Taverns Venice
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14- 15- 16
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: Italian
  • ISSN/ISBN: 8815090452
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