Italy before the Renaissance had a vibrant and diverse culture. In this first book to explore women's lives in medieval Italy from the sixth to the thirteenth centuries, Patricia Skinner outlines the development of women's history in Italy and the sources for their lives. She conveys the rich variety of women's lives and. Arranged chronologically, each chapter includes a brief political overview together with a focus on key female figures in Italian history, mainly rulers, who have been neglected by surveys of medieval European women. Themes include: family networks, peity, property, the courtIn contrast to many treatments, the book includes substantial comparisons between the northern and southern halves of the peninsula. It also challenges some of the standard historiography on medieval Italy by demonstrating that women often did not benefit from the so-called advances in Italian political and social structures.
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Patricia Skinner lectures in Medieval History at the University of Southampton.
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Description du livre Longman, 2001. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire SONG0582273684
Description du livre Longman, 2001. Paperback. État : New. Never used!. N° de réf. du libraire P110582273684