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© 2006

The Dogaressa of Venice, 1200–1500

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Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Holly S. Hurlburt
    Pages 1-14
  3. Holly S. Hurlburt
    Pages 15-43
  4. Holly S. Hurlburt
    Pages 44-80
  5. Holly S. Hurlburt
    Pages 81-121
  6. Holly S. Hurlburt
    Pages 122-155
  7. Holly S. Hurlburt
    Pages 156-178
  8. Holly S. Hurlburt
    Pages 179-187
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 188-304

About this book

Introduction

This book focuses on the identity and public personae of the dogaressa, wives of the elected doges of medieval and early modern Venice. The study traces the evolution of the public functions of the group of quasi-royal wives, rare for their visibility, during Venice's development into a regional economic and political power.

Keywords

death evolution gender identity Medieval Literature Middle Ages society

About the authors

HOLLY S. HURLBURT is Assistant Professor of History at Southern Illinois University, USA.

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