Marriage Wars in Late Renaissance Venice by Joanne M. FerraroMarriage Wars in Late Renaissance Venice by Joanne M. Ferraro

Marriage Wars in Late Renaissance Venice

byJoanne M. Ferraro

Paperback | September 15, 2001

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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.
Joanne M. Ferraro is at San Diego State University.
Title:Marriage Wars in Late Renaissance VeniceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 5.91 × 8.9 × 0.59 inPublished:September 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195144961

ISBN - 13:9780195144963

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"Its message is that these women exhibited energy and resourcefulness in seeking their rights and liberty were often successful in predicaments that, despite the different issues of long ago (strict sexual regulation, intense religiosity), often appear surprisingly modern. [Ferraro] executesthis mission with admirable lucidity and treats the reader along the way to some thirty narratives of private life that are precious in their detail and vigor."--American Historical Review