Widowhood in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Sandra Cavallo , Lyndan Warner

Editura: Longman
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. This is followed by a range of essays which illuminate different dimensions of widowhood across Europe - in England, Italy, France, Germany and Spain. A particular attraction of the volume is the attention given to widowers, and the comparisons made between the male and female experience of widowhood. It is an exciting reinterpretation of the subject which will do much to undo the traditional stereotype of the widow.Contributing to the volume are: Jodi Bilinkoff, Giulia Calvi, Sandra Cavallo, Isabelle Chabot, Julia Crick, Amy Erikson, Dagmar Freist, Elizabeth Foyster, Margaret Pelling, Pamela Sharpe,Tim Stretton, Barbara Todd, and Lyndan Warner.
  • Limba : Engleza
  • Cuprins : Acknowledgements

    Part One: Defining Widowhood
    1. Introduction
    Sandra Cavallo/Lyndan Warner
    2. Men, women, and widows: some implications of the terminology of widowhood in pre-Conquest England
    Julia Crick
    3. Finding widowers: men without women in English towns before 1700 Margaret Pelling

    Part Two: Models and Paradoxes
    4. The widow's options in medieval southern Italy Patricia Skinner 5. The virtuous widow in Protestant England Barbara Todd
    6. Widows, widowers and the problem of 'second marriages' in sixteenth-century France
    Lyndan Warner
    7. Marrying the experienced widow in early modern England: the male perspective
    Elizabeth Foyster

    Part Three: Marital and Family Constraints
    8. Lineage strategies and the control of widows in Renaissance Florence Isabelle Chabot
    9. Property and widowhood in England 1660-1840 Amy Louise Erickson 10. Religious difference and the experience of widowhood in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Germany
  • Data Publicarii : 1999
  • Editie : 1
  • Format : Paperback
  • Numar pagini : 288
  • ISBN : 9780582317482
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