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  • Record Number: 45676
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Kirshner , Julius and Osvaldo Cavallar
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  • Title: Contracting Marriage in Late Medieval Florence
  • Source: Jurists and Jurisprudence in Medieval Italy: Texts and Contexts.  Edited by Osvaldo Cavallar and Julius Kirshner.  University of Toronto Press, 2020.  Pages 676 - 686. Available with a subscription from JSTOR: https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3138/j.ctv179h1fw.45
    and from De Gruyter: https://doi.org/10.3138/9781487536336-011
  • Description: Two documents are translated:
    38.1. Betrothal Contract (Sponsalitium) (1391)
    38.2. Contracting Marriage (Anulum) (1391)
    The betrothal contract comes from a notarial formulary compiled by ser Iacopo di ser Francesco di ser Pero Toscanelli in Florence in 1391. It outlines the bride's dowry, the groom's gifts and the guarantees from the two families. The contracting marriage document is an exchange of rings and consent to marry by the bride and groom. It is presided over by a notary.
  • Article Type: Translation
  • Subject (See Also): Betrothal Dowries Family Law Marriage
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  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14
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  • Author's Affiliation: Nanzan University [Cavallar]; University of Chicago [Kirshner- Emeritus Professor]
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  • Year of Publication: 2020.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 9781487507480 (print); 9781487536336 (online)