Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

  • Record Number: 45673
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Jacobus of Fermo , , , Dionisius de Barigianis, , Julius Kirshner and Osvaldo Cavallar
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  • Title: Married Women's Citizenship (2)
  • Source: Jurists and Jurisprudence in Medieval Italy: Texts and Contexts.  Edited by Osvaldo Cavallar and Julius Kirshner .  University of Toronto Press, 2020.  Pages 560 - 568. Available with a subscription from JSTOR: https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3138/j.ctv179h1fw.41
    and from De Gruyter: https://doi.org/10.3138/9781487536336-010
  • Description: Two documents are translated:
    34.1. Jacobus of Fermo, Consilium (ca. 1400)
    34.2. Dionisius de Barigianis, Consilium (ca. post 1411)
    The first of the consilia concerns a married woman who was killed by her husband in her natal jurisdiction. He was subsequently apprehended in his neighboring contado. The case focused on the question of the wife's citizenship. The second document deals with a disputed inheritance, since the sister of the deceased had married in Fabriano and, it was alleged, could no longer claim to be a citizen of her native Gubbio. The jurist Dionisius de Barigianis argued that because of ius commune the sister "can enjoy the benefits of the said pacts and agreements as if she had not married in Fabriano"(p. 568).
  • Article Type: Translation
  • Subject (See Also): Citizenship Husbands Inheritance Law Marriage Murder Wives
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  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: Nanzan University [Cavallar]; University of Chicago [Kirshner- Emeritus Professor]
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  • Year of Publication: 2020.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 9781487507480 (print); 9781487536336 (online)