Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7444
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Kirshner , Julius.
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  • Title: Li Emergenti Bisogni Matrimoniali in Renaissance Florence
  • Source: Society and Individual in Renaissance Florence.  Edited by William J. Connell.  University of California Press, 2002.  Pages 79 - 109. Reprinted in Marriage, Dowry, and Citizenship in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy. Written by Julius Kirshner. University of Toronto Press, 2015. Pages 55-73.
  • Description: The gifts exchanged between a groom and his bride's family partly served to promote social solidarity. Nonetheless a future husband also invested in his own status and in an auspicious beginning of the marriage. The bride's dowry was expected to counterbalance the groom's expenditures for jewels and fine clothing. Some husbands did not take their wives into their homes until a sufficient portion of the dowry had been paid or expected other forms of compensation, including collection of interest on loans, for the "Burdens of Marriage."
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Belts Bernardino da Siena, Theologian and Saint Dowries Florence Law Marriage Sumptuary Laws Trousseau (Houshold Goods That the Bride Brings to Her New Home)
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Chicago
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0520232542
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