Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 25134
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Brizio , Elena
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  • Title: In the Shadow of the Campo: Sienese Women and Their Families (c. 1400- 1600) [Although Siena issued statutes limiting women's agency, Sienese women found ways to exercise power over property to benefit their families and themselves. Women also served as executors of wills and guardians of minor children. Sienese women occasionally played political roles, especially when the men of the family were in exile. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Across the Religious Divide: Women, Property, and Law in the Wider Mediterranean (ca. 1300- 1800).  Edited by Jutta Gisela Sperling and Shona Kelly Wray.  Routledge, 2010.  Pages 122 - 136.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Dowries Exile Family Law Politics Siena, Siena, Italy Widows Wills
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  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15- 16
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  • Author's Affiliation: Medici Archive Project, Florence
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  • Year of Publication: 2010.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0415995868 (hbk) ; 0203866088 (ebk)