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Widowhood in Medieval and Early Modern Europe This new collection of thirteen essays brings together innovative research on and makes comparisons between widows and widowers in medieval and early modern Europe The dimensions of widowhood are ex
This new collection of thirteen essays brings together innovative research on, and makes comparisons between, widows and widowers in medieval and early modern Europe The dimensions of widowhood are explored in England, Italy, France, Germany, and Spain, and these essays make foreign language research available to the reader.
Widowhood in Medieval and Early Modern Europe Reviews in Dec , Patricia Skinner s study of widowhood in medieval Southern Italy poses the problem faced by wealthy contemporaries that, in spite of the wholehearted support by the Church for the claustration of widows, the supply of places in convents rarely matched the potential demand for them. Widowhood in Medieval and Early Modern Europe Jan , Widowhood in Medieval and Early Modern Europe Women And Men In History st Edition by Sandra Cavallo Author Widowhood Renaissance and Reformation Oxford It was also a distinctive phase of female experience in the Renaissance and Reformation periods, and the related late medieval and early modern periods Widowhood was both the time of the greatest potential autonomy for women and a time of limits on this autonomy, of Marriage and widowhood in later medieval England Dec , Medieval Widows It is easy to conclude from the law and medieval theory that in marriage and widhowhood, women were quiet and obedient The common law made it clear that once married, all a woman s rights and land were transferred to her husband. Widowhood in Medieval and Early Modern Europe Sandra Aug , Widowhood in Medieval and Early Modern Europe by Sandra Cavallo, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Widowhood in medieval and early modern Europe in This new collection of essays brings together brand new research on widowhood in medieval and early modern Europe The volume opens with an introductory chapter by the Editors which looks generally at the conditions and constructions of widowhood in this period. Widowhood in Medieval and Early Modern Europe Professor Using case studies of several European countries, this volume traces the emergence of the conventional association of widowhood with women and studies widowhood as a Women in the Middle Ages Medieval marriage was both a private and social matter According to canon law, the law of the Catholic Church, marriage was a concrete exclusive bond between husband and wife giving the husband all power and control in the relationship Husband and wife Project MUSE The Profession of Widowhood Medieval widows both holy women recognized as saints and ordinary women in medieval daily life recognized this tradition of professed chastity in widowhood not only as a valuable strategy for avoiding remarriage and protecting their independence, but as a state with inherent dignity that afforded opportunities for spiritual development in this world and eternal merit in the next.