Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 11667
Author(s): Marchetto, Giuliano.
Title : Primus fuit Lamech: La bigamia tra irregolarita e delitto nella dottrina di diritto commune [Bigamy was an equivocal term in early medieval law, originally used for both remarriage and polygamy. A man who remarried, married a widow or wed a single woman who was not a virgin was denied promotion to holy orders. Only gradually was the term restricted to a man who had two or more wives at once. Arguments against polygamy, which was sanctioned by the Old Testament, turned on domestic harmony or on the impossibility of two marriages coexisting under the New Law. Roman law punished a bigamist for seduction, not for adultery. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Trasgressioni: Seduzione, concubinato, adulterio, bigamia (XIV-XVIII secolo).   Edited by Silvana Seidel Menchi and Diego Quaglini .   Il Mulino, 2004.  Pages 43 - 105.
Year of Publication: 2004.

2. Record Number: 15503
Author(s): Precopi Lombardo, Annamaria
Title : La Condizione femminile nelle comunità ebraiche di Sicilia [The late medieval Jewish community in Sicily maintained commercial, religious, and linguistic contacts throughout the Mediterranean region. Daughters of Sicilian Jewish families were treated like guests in their houses until they married. A young bride was expected to bring her husband a dowry and bear children. Royal law recognized Jewish legal norms and rites of marriage, except where Sicilian law differed from Jewish law. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Archivio Storico Siciliano , 24., 1 ( 1998):  Pages 94 - 119.
Year of Publication: 1998.

3. Record Number: 1622
Author(s): Elbl, Ivana.
Title : Men Without Wives: Sexual Arrangements in the Early Portugese Expansion in West Africa
Source: Desire and Discipline: Sex and Sexuality in the Premodern West.   Edited by Jacqueline Murray and Konrad Eisenbichler .   University of Toronto Press, 1996. Archivio Storico Siciliano , 24., 1 ( 1998):  Pages 61 - 86.
Year of Publication: 1996.

4. Record Number: 10970
Author(s): Colafemmina, Cesare.
Title : La poligamia presso gli ebrei nel Medioevo [The Bible described monogamy as an ideal with polygamy as a concession to human frailty. The "Misnah" permitted polygamy for men who could fulfill thier duties to each wife. Christians often tolerated this in cases in which first wives did not conceive.
Source: Quaderni Medievali , 34., ( 1992):  Pages 114 - 122.
Year of Publication: 1992.