Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 5448
Author(s): Bridgeman, Jane.
Title : Pagare le pompe: Why Quattrocento Sumptuary Laws Did Not Work [the author argues that given the very high costs for fabric, especially luxury fabrics, sumptuary laws were intended as a supplementary taxation on the wealthy; instead of forbidding costly attire, the system gave those of high status the opportunity to dress opulently by paying fines].
Source: Women in Italian Renaissance Culture and Society.   Edited by Letizia Panizza .   European Humanities Research Centre, University of Oxford, 2000.  Pages 209 - 226.
Year of Publication: 2000.

2. Record Number: 3731
Author(s): Herlihy, David.
Title : Women's Work in the Towns of Traditional Europe [The author argues that women lost status in the urban economies between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries; he suggests four factors that drove this change: urbanization, capitalization, saturated markets, and monopolization].
Source: Women, Family, and Society in Medieval Europe: Historical Essays, 1978-1991.   Edited by David Herlihy .   Berghahn Books, 1995.  Pages 69 - 95. The article was originally published in La donna nell' economia. Secc. XIII-XVIII. Atti della "Ventunesima Settimana di Studix" 10-15 aprile 1989, a cura di Simonetta Cavaciocchi. Le Monnier,1990. 103-130.
Year of Publication: 1995.