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Gender, Social Status, and Social Values

General Reading

Barbaro, Francesco, ‘On Wifely Duties’ in Benjamin G. Kohl and Ronald G. Witt (eds and trans.), The Earthly Republic: Italian Humanists on Government and Society (Philadelphia, 1978), pp. 179-230.

Brown, J.C., and R. Davis (eds.), Gender and Society in Renaissance Italy.

Cohn, S.K., Jr., Women in the Streets: Essays on Sex and Power in Renaissance Italy.

D’Elia, Anthony Francis, ‘Marriage, Sexual Pleasure, and Learned Brides in the Wedding Orations of Fifteenth-Century Italy’, Renaissance Quarterly 55 (2002), 379-433. JSTOR

D’Elia, Anthony Francis, The Renaissance of Marriage in Fifteenth-Century Italy (Cambridge, Mass., 2004)

Dean, Trevor, and K.J.P. Lowe, (eds.), Marriage in Italy, 1300-1650 (Oxford, 1998)

Hacke, Daniela, Women, Sex and Marriage in Early Modern Venice (Aldershot, 2004)

Moran, Megan, 'Motherhood and the Politics of Family Decisions in Early Modern Italy,' Journal of Family History 40 (2015), 351-372.

Panizza, Letizia, (ed.), Women in Italian Renaissance Culture and Society (Oxford, 2000)

Robin, Diana, 'Women on the Move: Trends in Anglophone Studies of Women in the Italian Renaissance', I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance 16 (2013), 13-25

Salzberg, Rosa, '"Poverty Makes Me Invisible": Street Singers and Hard Times in Italian Renaissance Cities,' Italian Studies 71 (2016): 212-224.

Schutte, Anne Jacobson, Thomas Kuehn, and Silvana Seidel Menchi (eds), Time, Space, and Women's Lives in Early Modern Europe (Kirksville, MO, 2001)

Talvacchia, Bette, Taking Positions: On the Erotic in Renaissance Culture (Princeton, NJ, 1999)


Chojnacka, Monica, ‘Women, Charity and Community in Early Modern Venice: The Casa delle Zitelle’, Renaissance Quarterly 51 (1998), 68-91. JSTOR

Chojnacka, Monica, Working Women of Early Modern Venice (Baltimore, 2001)

Chojnacki, Stanley, 'The Patronage of the Body: Burial Sites, Identity, and Gender in Fifteenth-Century Venice,' Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 45 (2015), 79-101.

Chojnacki, Stanley, Women and Men in Renaissance Venice: Twelve Essays on Patrician Society (Baltimore, 2000)

Clarke, Paula, 'The Business of Prostitution in Early Renaissance Venice,' Renaissance Quarterly 68 (2015), 419-464.

Cowan, Alexander, Marriage, Manners and Mobility in Early Modern Venice (Aldershot, 2007)

Cristellon, Cecilia, Marriage, the Church, and its Judges in Renaissance Venice, 1420-1545, trans. Celeste McNamara (Basingstoke, 2017)

Cristellon, Cecilia,'Marriage and Consent in Pretridentine Venice: Between Lay Conception and Ecclesiastical Conception, 1420–1545,' Sixteenth Century Journal 39 (2008), 389–418.

Cristellon, Cecilia, 'Public display of affection. The making of marriage in the Venetian courts before the Council of Trent (1420-1545)', in S. Mathews-Grieco, ed., Erotic Cultures of Renaissance Italy (Burlington, VT, 2010), pp. 173-98.

Dallavalle, Lisa, 'The Moretti Family: Late Marriage, Bachelorhood and Domestic Authority in Seventeenth-Century Venice,' Gender & History 27 (2015), 684-702.

De Vivo, Filippo, 'Walking in Sixteenth-Century Venice: Mobilizing the Early Modern City,' I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance 19 (2016), 115-141.

Eisenach, Emlyn, Husbands, Wives, and Concubines: Marriage, Family and Social Order in Sixteenth Century Verona (Kirksville, MO, 2004)

Fedele, Cassandra, Letters and Orations, ed. and trans. Diana Robin (Chicago, 2000).

Ferraro, Joanne M., ‘The Power to Decide: Battered Wives in Early Modern Venice’, Renaissance Quarterly 48 (1995), 492-512. JSTOR

Ferraro, Joanne M., Marriage Wars in late Renaissance Venice (Oxford, 2001)

Ferraro, Joanne M., Nefarious crimes, contested justice: illicit sex and infanticide in the Republic of Venice, 1557-1789 (Baltimore, 2008).

Fonte, Moderata [Moderata Pozzi], The Worth of Women, ed. and trans. Virginia Cox (Chicago, 1997).

Gori, Gigliola, 'Sporting Events Organized in Venice: Male Boating and the Amazing Case of Women’s Rowing Contests', The International Journal of the History of Sport 2015 32/4 (2015), 584–96

Grubb, James, ‘Elite Citizens,’ in Venice Reconsidered: The History and Civilization of an Italian City-State, 1297-1797, ed. John Martin and Dennis Romano (Baltimore, 2000), pp. 339-64. NetLibrary

Guzzetti, Linda, ‘Dowries in Fourteenth-Century Venice’, Renaissance Studies 16.4 (2002), 430-73. Blackwell

Guzzetti, Linda, ‘Le donne a Venezia nel XIV secolo: Uno studio sulla loro presenza nella società e nella famiglia’, Studi veneziani, n.s., 35 (1998), 15-88

Guzzetti, Linda, and A. Ziemann, ‘Women in the fourteenth-century Venetian Scuole’, Renaissance Quarterly 55 (2002), 1151-95. JSTOR

Hacke, Daniela, Women, Sex and Marriage in Early Modern Venice (Aldershot, 2004)

Hardgrave, Jason, ‘The Formation of Women’s Legal Identity in Trecento Venice’, Essays in Medieval Studies 22 (2005), 41-52. Project Muse

Horodowich, Elizabeth, ‘The gossiping tongue: oral networks, public life and political culture in early modern Venice’, Renaissance Studies 19.1 (2005), 22–45. Blackwell Synergy

Hurlburt, Holly S., 'Body of Empire: Caterina Corner in Venetian History and Iconography', Early Modern Women 4 (2009), 61-99

Hurlburt, Holly S., The Dogaressa of Venice (Basingstoke, 2006)

Iordanou, Ioanna, 'Pestilence, Poverty, and Provision: Re-evaluating the Role of the Popolani in Early Modern Venice,' The Economic History Review 69 (2016), 801-22.

King, Margaret L., The death of the child Valerio Marcello (Chicago, 1994)

King, Margaret L., ‘Personal, Domestic, and Republican Values in the Moral Philosophy of Giovanni Caldiera’, Renaissance Quarterly 28 (1975), 535-74.

Knapton, Michael, ‘"Nobiltà e popolo" e un trentennio di storiografia veneta’, Nuova Rivista Storica 82 (1998), 167-92.

Labalme, Patricia H., Laura Sanguineti White, and Linda Carroll, ‘How to (and How Not to) Get Married in Sixteenth-Century Venice (Selections from the Diaries of Marin Sanudo)’, Renaissance Quarterly 52 (1999), 43-72. JSTOR

Marinella, Lucrezia, The Nobility and Excellence of Women and the Defects and Vices of Men, ed. and trans. Anne Dunhill (Chicago, 1999).

Martin, J., and D. Romano, (eds.), Venice Reconsidered: The History and Civilization of an Italian City-State 1297-1797 (Baltimore, 2000)

McClure, George W., The Culture of Profession in Late Renaissance Italy (Toronto, 2004) Correr

McGough, Laura, ‘Women, private property, and the limitations of state authority in early modern Venice’, Journal of Women’s History 14.3 (2002), 32–52. Project Muse

McGough, Laura, Gender, sexuality, and syphilis in early modern Venice: The disease that came to stay (Basingstoke, 2010)

Mueller, Reinhold, ‘Espressioni di status sociale dopo la "serrata" del Maggior Consiglio di Venezia," Studi Veneti offerti a Gaetano Cozzi (Venice, 1992), pp. 53-60.

Queller, Donald E., and Thomas F. Madden. ‘Father of the Bride: Fathers, Daughters, and Dowries in Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Venice’, Renaissance Quarterly 46 (1993), 685-711. JSTOR

Riccoboni, Sister Bartolomea, Life and Death in a Venetian Convent, ed. and trans. Daniel Bornstein (Chicago, 2000).

Rogers, Mary, ‘An Ideal Wife at the Villa Maser: Veronese, the Barbaros and Renaissance Theorists of Marriage’, Renaissance Studies 7 (1993): 379-97

Romano, Dennis, Housecraft and Statecraft: Domestic Service in Renaissance Venice 1400-1600 (Baltimore, 1996)

Romano, Dennis, Patricians and Popolani: The Social Foundations of the Venetian Renaissance State (Baltimore, 1987)

Ruggiero, Guido, Binding passions : tales of magic, marriage, and power at the end of the Renaissance (New York, 1993)

Salzberg, Rosa, ‘"Poverty Makes Me Invisible": Street Singers and Hard Times in Italian Renaissance Cities', Italian Studies 71/2 (2016), 212-24.