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Informal Marriages in Early Modern Venice

1st Edition

By Jana Byars

Routledge

182 pages

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Description

Conditions of the marriage market and sexual culture, and the needs of wealthy families and their members created social tensions in the late sixteenth and early-seventeenth century Venice. This study details these tensions and discusses concubinage– a long-term, sexual, non-marital union - as an alternate family model that soothed them by meeting the needs of families and individuals in a manner that did not offend the sensibilities of the authorities or other Venetians. Concubinage was quite common, and the Venetian community regularly accepted concubinaries, concubinal relationships, and the offspring concubinage produced.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Concubinaries

3. Authorities

4. Family

5. Individuals

6. Conclusions

About the Author

Jana Byars is an independent scholar based in Amsterdam.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Gender and History

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
HIS020000
HISTORY / Europe / Italy
HIS037020
HISTORY / Renaissance
HIS054000
HISTORY / Social History
HIS058000
HISTORY / Women