Widows and widowhood in early modern Venice

Colclough, Fiona Margaret (1999) Widows and widowhood in early modern Venice. Doctoral thesis, University of Northumbria at Newcastle.

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Widows in early modern Venice accounted for a significant percentage of the female population yet they have never been studied specifically. They participated in Venetian society, through legal and financial activities, socially and culturally. They had a central role to play in the lives of many Venetian families, and were substantially involved in household management and raising children. They could be influential, both personally and through the use of
testamentary conditions and they are a subject worthy of much greater attention than has been accorded them in the past. This thesis examines a number of aspects of widows' lives and considers the cultural constructs surrounding the widow.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Additional Information: Thesis digitised by the British Library e-thesis online service, EThOS.
Subjects: L300 Sociology
V300 History by topic
Department: University Services > Graduate School > Doctor of Philosophy
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2019 15:24
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 14:57
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/15695

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