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Women, Family and Ritual in Renaissance Italy - Christiane Klapisch-Zuber

Women, Family and Ritual in Renaissance Italy

Paperback Published: 1st January 1985
ISBN: 9780226439266
Number Of Pages: 360

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Christiane Klapisch-Zuber, a brilliant historian of the Annales school, skillfully uncovers the lives of ordinary Italians of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, Tuscans in particular, young and old, rich, middle-class, and poor. From the extraordinarily detailed records kept by Florentine tax collectors and the equally precise "ricordanze" (household accounts with notations of events great and small), Klapisch-Zuber draws a living picture of the Tuscan household. We learn, for example, how children were named, how wet nurses were engaged, how marriages were negotiated and celebrated. A wealth of other sources are tapped--including city statutes, private letters, philosophical works on marriage, paintings--to determine the social status of women. Klapisch-Zuber reveals how women, in their roles as daughters, wives, sisters, and mothers, were largely subject to a family system that needed them but valued them little.

Foreword
Preface
State and Family in a Renaissance Society: The FlorentineCatastoof 1427-30
Demographic Decline and Household Structure: The Example of Prato, Late Fourteenth to Late Fifteenth Centuries
""A une pane e uno vino"": The Rural Tuscan Family at the Beginning of the Fifteenth Century (with Michel Demonet)
Kin, Friends, and Neighbors: The Urban Territory of a Merchant Family in 1400
Childhood in Tuscany at the Beginning of the Fifteenth Century
The ""Cruel Mother""
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ISBN: 9780226439266
ISBN-10: 0226439267
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 1st January 1985
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 14.8  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Type: New edition

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