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Gender, Ownership and Domestic Space: Inventories and Family Archives in Renaissance Verona

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Evidence from family archives in Verona for the influence of women on material culture suggests not only that women thought about material possessions differently, but also that they acted upon those thoughts and feelings in ways that differed significantly from their male peers. The building boom among the 16th-century Veronese aristocracy produced abundant inventories of movable wealth and other sources for the study of material culture. Issues of ownership of material things and the use of domestic space are discussed, raising questions about gender ideology and agency in the household systems of the Italian Renaissance.

Keywords: Domestic life; Gender studies; Italy (Verona); Research sources

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: September 1, 1998


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