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  • Record Number: 20532
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Hughes , Diane Owen
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  • Title: Mourning Rites, Memory, and Civilization in Premodern Italy [Diane Owen-Hughes argues that women's active role in mourning was a longstanding tradition of the Mediterranean and was frequently accomodated by Church officials. In late medieval Italy civic authorities acted to marginalize women's involvement by legislating their behavior, the kinds of mourning garb they could wear, and, in many cases, preventing even close female relatives from attending the funeral mass and burial. A male commemoration was given preference instead with men's funerary oratory and the new movement torward constructing elaborate tombs. 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 23 - 38.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Burials Clothing Commemoration Gender Law Mourning Ritual Women in Active Roles
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 13- 14
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  • Year of Publication: 1994.
  • Language: English
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