Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 5582
Author(s): Valori, Alessandro.
Title : L'Onore femminile attraverso l'epistolario di Margherita e Francesco Datini da Prato [Francesco Datini, a merchant of Prato, has left us many letters detailing his business dealings and his anxieties; one goal was to return from doing business abroad to his wife and his household; to this end he married a much younger woman, Margherita Bandini; Francesco shared the common assumptions of his day and class about women needing male tutelage and marriages creating alliances between families, as well as the importance of dowries; Datini's ideas of honor, applied to his wife and his illegitimate daughter, are based on submission and service to the family; Margherita too internalized these values, even though she was childless].
Source: Giornale Storico della Letteratura Italiana , 175., ( 1998):  Pages 53 - 83.
Year of Publication: 1998.

2. Record Number: 7450
Author(s): Angiolini, Franco.
Title : Schiave [In the Middle Ages, slaves brought into Italy primarily came from the Black Sea region, and most were women. The sixteenth century saw an inversion of the gender ratio, as well as fresh supplies from Africa, the Balkans, and, for a time, Muslim Granada. There also was a shift from domestic to agricultural bondage. Slave women were exploited sexually, but some attained manumission through marriage. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Il Lavoro delle donne.   Edited by Angela Groppi .   Storia delle donne in Italia. Editori Laterza, 1996. Giornale Storico della Letteratura Italiana , 175., ( 1998):  Pages 92 - 115.
Year of Publication: 1996.