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Title: Widows and widowhood in early modern Venice
Author: Colclough, Fiona Margaret
ISNI:       0000 0001 3559 9998
Awarding Body: University of Northumbria at Newcastle
Current Institution: Northumbria University
Date of Award: 1999
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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.
Supervisor: Cowan, Alex ; Mallett, Michael Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: L300 Sociology ; V300 History by topic