Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8674
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Chojnacki , Stanley.
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  • Title: Getting Back the Dowry: Venice, c. 1360-1530 [the author explores the dowry system for the elite in Venice; he is particularly interested in the relationships within natal and marital families both in terms of widows seeking dowry restitution and for husbands-to-be seeking ways to guarantee their brides' dowries; in both cases the dowry system made women active and vital participants in familial networks].
  • Source: Time, Space, and Women's Lives in Early Modern Europe.  Edited by Anne Jackson Schutte, Thomas Kuehn, and Silvana Seidel MenchiSixteenth Century Essays and Studies, 57.  Truman State University Press, 2001.  Pages 77 - 96. Republished as Getting Back the Dowry. By Stanley Chojnacki. Women and Men in Renaissance Venice: Twelve Essays on Patrician Society. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000. Pages 95-111.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Courts of Law Dowries Dowries- Security for Repayment Economics Elite Women Family Venice Widows
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14- 15- 16
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  • Table: Five tables. Table One Spouse survival at "Vadimonium" (when the widow or her heirs presented documentation of the dowry to the court) and at "Diiudicatus" (when the judges authorized payment from the husband's estate). Table Two Intervals from dowry to "Vadimonium" in decades. Table Three Heirs acting in "Vadimonia" and "Diiudicatus." Table Four Executors acting in "Vadimonia" and "Diiudicatus" in terms of family relationship. Table Five Co-guarantees of dowries (by relatives of husbands).
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0943549825
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