Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7319
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Lansing , Carol.
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  • Title: Concubines, Lovers, Prostitutes: Infamy and Female Identity in Medieval Bologna [The author analyzes secular law court records both for the attitudes of poor men and women toward the informal living arrangements which some couples maintained and for the attitudes of the elite and of judges. The author argues that it was the intention of those with power to reinforce behavior norms for "honest" women. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Beyond Florence: The Contours of Medieval and Early Modern Italy.  Edited by Paula Findlen, Michelle M. Fontaine, and Duane J. Osheim.  Stanford University Press, 2003.  Pages 85
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Bologna, Bologna, Italy Concubines Courts of Law Identity Marriage Poverty Prostitutes Reputation Sexuality
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 13
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  • Primary Evidence: Legal Document; Bologna, Archivio di Stato di Bologna, Curia del Podestà, Accusationes;Bologna, Archivio di Stato di Bologna, Curia del Podestà, Libri Inquisitionum et testium.These sources are from a secular count in Bologna. They consist largely of testimony that was g
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
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