Marriage, Dowry, and Citizenship in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy
Book Description:

Through his research on the status of women in Florence and other Italian cities, Julius Kirshner helped to establish the socio-legal history of women in late medieval and Renaissance Italy and challenge the idea that Florentine women had an inferior legal position and civic status.

InMarriage, Dowry, and Citizenship in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy, Kirshner collects nine important essays which address these issues in Florence and the cities of northern and central Italy. Using a cross-disciplinary approach that draws on the methodologies of both social and legal history, the essays in this collection present a wealth of examples of daughters, wives, and widows acting as full-fledged social and legal actors.

Revised and updated to reflect current scholarship, the essays inMarriage, Dowry, and Citizenship in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italyappear alongside an extended introduction which situates them within the broader field of Renaissance legal history.

eISBN: 978-1-4426-6451-7
Subjects: History, Law, Sociology