IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1620: Women, Agency, and Material Culture in the Mediterranean, II: Evidence from Notarial Records in Venice, Cyprus, and Genoese Chios

Thursday 4 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Aysu Dinçer, Department of History, University of Warwick
Anna Rich-Abad, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Moderator/Chair:Oded Zinger, Martin Buber Society of Fellows in the Humanities, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Paper 1620-aThe Transmission of Earthly Goods between Men and Women through their Wills in Renaissance Venice, 13th-15th Centuries
(Language: English)
Federica Masè, Département d'Histoire, Université d'Evry
Federica Masè, Département d'Histoire, Université d'Evry
Federica Masè, Département d'Histoire, Université d'Evry
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Economics - General, Gender Studies, Social History
Paper 1620-bOlim serva nunc liberta: Slave Manumission in 15th-Century Genoese Chios
(Language: English)
Chiara Ravera, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Chiara Ravera, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Chiara Ravera, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Gender Studies, Social History, Women's Studies
Paper 1620-cThe End of Luxury?: Gender, Wealth, and the Circulation of Precious Items in 15th-Century Cyprus
(Language: English)
Aysu Dinçer, Department of History, University of Warwick
Aysu Dinçer, Department of History, University of Warwick
Aysu Dinçer, Department of History, University of Warwick
Index terms: Economics - General, Gender Studies, Social History, Women's Studies
Abstract

These papers consider notarial evidence of women’s agency in Venice, Genoese Chios and Cyprus. The first paper examines wills and looks at property transfer practices through a gender-based focus in Venice. The second paper looks at the transition of female slaves Genoese Chios from objects to free women. The third paper examines the trade, use and transfer of high value items such as gems, jewellery, and other ornaments in 15th-century Cyprus, with a specific focus on gender