IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 310: Marriage and Remarriage

Monday 3 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Aysu Dinçer, Department of History, University of Warwick
Moderator/Chair:Richard M. Goddard, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Paper 310-aForced to Remarry?: Taxes on Widows and Second Marriages in Genoese Chios
(Language: English)
Chiara Ravera, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Gender Studies, Social History, Women's Studies
Paper 310-bMarriage and Remarriage Patterns among Scottish Comital Heiresses in Late Medieval Scotland
(Language: English)
Rachel Meredith Davis, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Gender Studies, Social History, Women's Studies
Paper 310-cYet Another Husband?: Queenship and Remarriage in Cyprus
(Language: English)
Aysu Dinçer, Department of History, University of Warwick
Index terms: Crusades, Gender Studies, Social History, Women's Studies
Abstract

This session will explore attitudes towards women and remarriage, focusing on issues such as agency, recovery of dowries, inheritance, economic activities, and relationships with the wider family. The first paper will focus on the Chiotan tax on widows, looking at examples of remarriages from notarial documents and comparing attitudes towards remarriage between mother-country Genoa and colonial Chios. The second paper looks at the marriages and remarriages of Scottish comital heiresses in late medieval Scotland, analysing their seal designs and extant charters to discern the machinations behind their marriages. The final paper will analyse the remarriage patterns of queens of Cyprus.