Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4203
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Chojnacki , Stanley.
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  • Title: “The Most Serious Duty”: Motherhood, Gender, and Patrician Culture in Renaissance Venice [The essay analyzes the gendered child-rearing roles of patrician families in republican Venice, and shows that women were able to work with or against the wishes of their husbands. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Refiguring Woman: Perspectives on Gender and the Italian Renaissance.  Edited by Marilyn Migiel and Juliana Schiesari.  Cornell University Press, 1991.  Pages 133 - 154. Republished in slightly altered form as “The Most Serious Duty”: Motherhood, Gender, and Patrician Culture. By Stanley Chojnacki. Women and Men in Renaissance Venice: Twelve Essays on Patrician Society. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000. Pages 169-182. [Reprinted in The Italian Renaissance. Edited by Paula Findlen. Blackwell Publishing, 2002. Pages 173-191
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Gender Mothers Social History Women in Active Roles
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15- 16
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  • Author's Affiliation: Michigan State University
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: Not Available
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