Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 5229
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Hurlburt , Holly S.
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  • Title: Women, Gender, and Rulership in Medieval Italy
  • Source: History Compass 4, 3 ( 2006): Pages 528 - 535.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Gender Politics Power Rulers
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: General
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  • Abstract: This article addresses the multifaceted relationship between women and political power on the Italian peninsula during the emergence, flourishing and struggles of local powers, both communes and principalities. Natal and marital ties, widowhood, regency, intercession, patronage, and ritual were some of the devices by which women in this era of political changeability helped to forge political alliances, and ruled, represented, and influenced ruling bodies. [Reproduced from the journal website: http://www.blackwell-compass.com/subject/history/]
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  • Year of Publication: 2006.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 14780542
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