IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 314: Gender, Networks, and Community in Legal Sources, III: Agency and Representation

Monday 2 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Aysu Dinçer, Department of History, University of Warwick
Chiara Ravera, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Moderator/Chair:Anna Rich-Abad, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Paper 314-a'How to catch a wife': Marriage and 'Unmarriage' in 15th-Century Famagusta
(Language: English)
Aysu Dinçer, Department of History, University of Warwick
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Gender Studies, Social History
Paper 314-bVerbal Violence and Gender in Communal Italy: Bologna in the Later Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Chloé Tardivel, Laboratoire Identités, Cultures, Territoires (EA337), Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7
Index terms: Gender Studies, Social History, Women's Studies
Abstract

The first paper uses trial documentation (libri maleficiorum) from Bologna to present an insight into the social and gender relationships resulting from daily verbal violence. The second paper looks at the construction and consolidation of family and business networks in Genoese Famagusta in the 15th century, focusing on the economic links married men forged with their wives’ families, by taking part in joint business partnerships and loan arrangements, and acting as representatives.