Women and Marriage in Medieval Italy

Marriage in Medieval Italy was was more about cementing an alliance between families than finding love, and women had very little say in selecting a husband.

Marriage in Medieval Italy was a social not a religious institution and was presided over not by the church, but by the civil authorities. Nor did it represent the union of two people in love but the joining of two families. Though principally…

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Pauline Montagna

Pauline Montagna

Writer and Self-Publisher. Author of The Slave, Suburban Terrors and Not Wisely but Too Well. You’ll find my books on Smashwords and me on Facebook and Twitter.