Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7323
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Lansing , Carol.
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  • Title: Girls in Trouble in Late Medieval Bologna [The author draws evidence of teenaged girls from thirteenth century legal testimony. These cases involved concubines, kidnappings, pregnancies, and neglected girls without marriage prospects. Though the court tended to view these girls as victims, some evidence suggests they were frequently independent and even rebellious. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: The Premodern Teenager: Youth in Society, 1150-1650.  Edited by Konrad Eisenbichler.  Publications of the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Essays and Studies, 1. Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2002.  Pages 293 - 309.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Bologna, Bologna, Italy Courts of Law Female Adolescents Girls Honor Poverty Resistance
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  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 13
  • Primary Evidence: Legal Document; Bologna, Archivio di Stato, Curia del podestà, Libri Inquisitionum et testium 1-2, 5, 7-8, 11-12, 21-22, 27, 30, 33II, 35, 44-48.Bologna, Archivio di Stato Curia del podestà, Ufficio Corone ed Armi 4, 7. Testimony from witnesses in inquests.
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0772720185