Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 6043
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Mineo , E. Igor.
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  • Title: Formazione delle élites urbane nella Sicilia del tardo medioevo: Matrimonio e sistemi di successione [Sicilian customs of inheritance recognized the rights of male and female kin and granted women wide property rights; by the fourteenth century the nobility favored the paternal line, but urban inheritances frequently followed customary norms; eventually the desire to conserve patrimony led to wider imitation of feudal practices, excluding daughters from inheriting; daughters were given dowries, and only sons could share in the family inheritance].
  • Source: Quaderni Storici , 1 (aprile 1995): Pages 9 - 41.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Customary Law Dowries Family Inheritance Marriage Sicily Social History Wills
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  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: Università di Palermo
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  • Year of Publication: 1995.
  • Language: Italian
  • ISSN/ISBN: 03016307