Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3385
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Stuard , Susan Mosher.
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  • Title: Gravitas and Consumption [The author explores why the "sapientes," the leaders of Venice and Florence, regulated consumption for their wives, daughters and sons but not for themselves].
  • Source: Conflicted Identities and Multiple Masculinities: Men in the Medieval West.  Edited by Jacqueline Murray.  Garland Medieval Casebooks, volume 25. Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, volume 2078. Garland Publishing, 1999.  Pages 215 - 242. Republished in Considering Medieval Women and Gender. Susan Mosher Stuard. Ashgate Variorum, 2010. Chapter IV.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Consumption Economics Elite Men Fashion Florence Luxury Trade Masculinity Sumptuary Laws Venice
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Illustrations: Two Figures. Figure One Silver reliquary from the Treasury of St. Mark, Venice. Fourteenth century. The author points out that the male figure wears a military-inspired short tunic with buttons. Figure Two School of Giotto, "Vision of Zachariah," fourteenth century fresco. The author points out that the chief male figure wears a sumptuous long robe with a decorative boarder.
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  • Author's Affiliation: Haverford College
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815330308
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