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Women and Men in Renaissance Venice: Twelve Essays on Patrician Society
In Women and Men in Renaissance Venice Stanley Chojnacki explores the central role played by women in holding Venetian patrician society together. Family relations, marriages, and dowries were the areas in which women interacted dynamically with men. The three parts of the book discuss the involvement of the state in those interactions; the social and economic consequences ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 29th 2000 by Johns Hopkins University Press
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Jan 06, 2010 Victoria rated it liked it
A strong collection of articles, although some are quite clearly dated. Possibly reaching too far to ascribe any female agency to much of marital politics, but also at times too willing to ascribe nefarious patriarchal ambition to men.