Marriage Wars in Late Renaissance Venice / Edition 1

Marriage Wars in Late Renaissance Venice / Edition 1

by Joanne M. Ferraro
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195144961

ISBN-13: 9780195144963

Pub. Date: 09/27/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Based on a fascinating body of previously unexamined archival material, this book brings to life the lost voices of ordinary Venetians during the age of Catholic revival. Looking at scripts that were brought to the city's ecclesiastical courts by spouses seeking to annul their marriage vows, this book opens up the emotional world of intimacy and conflict, sexuality

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Overview

Based on a fascinating body of previously unexamined archival material, this book brings to life the lost voices of ordinary Venetians during the age of Catholic revival. Looking at scripts that were brought to the city's ecclesiastical courts by spouses seeking to annul their marriage vows, this book opens up the emotional world of intimacy and conflict, sexuality, and living arrangements that did not fit normative models of marriage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195144963
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/27/2001
Series:
Studies in the History of Sexuality Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Venetian Money
Map of Venice
Introduction: Reading Texts and Building Context3
1A Snapshop of Venice at the Twilight of the Renaissance15
2Perilous Scripts, Forced Unions, and Ragged Wedding Nights33
3Bedtime Stories69
4Concubines and Courtesans in the Courts105
5Tales of Violence, Hunger, and Betrayal119
6A Woman Who Knows How to Take Care of Herself Well: Tales from the Dowry Wars135
Conclusion155
Notes161
Bibliography191
Index207

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