Work of the Fellows: Monographs

Stanley Chojnacki, Women and Men in Renaissance Venice: Twelve Essays on Patrician Society

Chojnacki, Stanley (Fellow, 1989-90)

Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2022

From the publisher's description:

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 for women; and their unexpectedly varied consequences for men of the patriciate.


Subjects: Gender and Sexuality; History; Renaissance Period; Italian History; Social History;