Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7775
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Cohn , Samuel Kline Jr.
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  • Title: Marriage in the Mountains: The Florentine Territorial State, 1348- 1500 [the author analyzes peasant marriage patterns in three regions, one in the plains and two in the mountains; dowry prices suggest that society was less egalitarian in the mountains than in the plains; the distances between spouses suggest that the people in the mountains were much less insular than those in the plains in which a third married within their own village].
  • Source: Marriage in Italy, 1300-1650.  Edited by Trevor Dean and K. J. P. Lowe.  Cambridge University Press, 1998.  Pages 174 - 196.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Dowries Marriage Mountains Notaries Peasantry Poverty Rural Conditions Villages
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Table: Two tables. Table One Average dowries, 1351-1510. Table Two Marital endogamy by region for the plains and two mountain regions. Region includes parish, "pieve," contiguous "pievi," and cross-boundary marriages.
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Glasgow
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0521554020
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