Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 20531
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Klapisch-Zuber , Christiane
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  • Title: Les femmes dans les rituels de l'alliance et de la naissance à Florence [Christiane Klapisch-Zuber explores Florentine women's roles in rituals celebrating marriage and childbirth. She looks in particular at the meanings of "cassoni" (wedding chests) and "deschi da parto" (painted plates associated with the birth of children). She frequently finds situations in which the needs of the patrilineage and family honor trump the concerns of wives, mothers, and their natal families. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Riti e rituali nelle società medievali.  Edited by Jacques Chiffoleau, Lauro Martines, and Agostino Paravicini Bagliani.  Centro Italiano di Studi sull'Alto Medioevo, 1994.  Pages 3 - 22.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Birth Trays Cassoni, Marriage Chests Childbirth Family Florence Gifts Marriage Mothers Ritual Trousseau (Household Goods That the Bride Brings to Her New Home)
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Year of Publication: 1994.
  • Language: French
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