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Clerical Households in Late Medieval Italy

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ISBN 9780674971899

Publication Date: 03/20/2017


  • Introduction
  • I. Making Records
    • 1. Notaries, Registers, and Archives
      • Notaries
      • Notarial Registers
      • Archiving Notarial Registers
      • Conclusion
    • 2. Records as Artifacts and Historical Events
      • Testaments
      • Inventories and Lists of Household Objects
      • Visitation Records
      • Conclusion
  • II. The Clerical Familia
    • 3. Priests as Patriarchs: The Clergy and Their Households
      • Clerical Culture in Venice
      • Naming the Clergy
      • The Clerical Life Cycle
      • Youth
      • Middle Age
      • Bonds with Extended Family
      • An Aging Cleric: Graciolus de Sangervasio of Bergamo
      • Aging Notaries
      • Conclusion
    • 4. “She Is Not My Wife but a Servant”: Clerics’ Companions
      • Names
      • Titles and Labels
      • Treatment of Women in Venetian Priests’ Testaments
      • Vulnerability and Invisibility
      • Support
      • Companions as Mothers
      • Clerics’ Companions as Priests’ Mothers
      • Conclusion
    • 5. Material Culture and Work in the Clerical Domus
      • Descriptions of Clerical Housing in City and Countryside
      • The Material Culture of the Clerical Residence
      • Work in the Clerical Residence
      • Conclusion
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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