The Resource The merchant of Prato's wife : Margherita Datini and her world, 1360-1423, Ann Crabb

The merchant of Prato's wife : Margherita Datini and her world, 1360-1423, Ann Crabb

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The merchant of Prato's wife : Margherita Datini and her world, 1360-1423
Title
The merchant of Prato's wife
Title remainder
Margherita Datini and her world, 1360-1423
Statement of responsibility
Ann Crabb
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Language
eng
Summary
"Although the fourteenth-century Italian merchant Francesco Datini has received attention from business historians, there has previously been no full study of his wife, Margherita Datini. Drawing on a sizable trove of Margherita's correspondence held in the Archivio di Stato di Prato, including hundreds of letters she exchanged with Francesco, Ann Crabb investigates the social and economic importance of women's roles as wives and mothers, early modern European views on honor, and the practice of letter writing in Margherita's world. Margherita's often colorful comments demonstrate her attitudes toward her rather unhappy marriage and her inability to have children, along with other aspects of her life. Her letters reveal the pride she felt in carrying out her many responsibilities as a wife and, later, a widow: in scribal letter writing, in business, in household management, and in farming. Crabb emphasizes that the role of a wife was a recognized social position, beyond her individual relations with her husband, and provided opportunities beyond what restrictive laws or restrictive views of female honor would suggest. Further, Crabb considers Margherita's successful efforts, on her own initiative and in her late thirties, to learn to read and write at a literate level. This book will be of interest to both scholars and general readers of women's history. In addition, historians of early modern Italy and, more generally, of early modern Europe will find this book valuable"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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1940-
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Crabb, Ann
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DG737.28.D39
LC item number
C72 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Datini, Margherita
  • Datini, Margherita
  • Datini, Margherita
  • Datini, Francesco
  • Datini, Francesco
  • Datini, Margherita
  • Women
  • Wives
  • Letter writing
  • Letter writing
  • Manners and customs
  • Marriage
  • Wives
  • Women
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Italy
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The merchant of Prato's wife : Margherita Datini and her world, 1360-1423, Ann Crabb
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780472119493
Lccn
2014032713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
40024700095
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900242803
  • (OCoLC)ocn900242803
Label
The merchant of Prato's wife : Margherita Datini and her world, 1360-1423, Ann Crabb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780472119493
Lccn
2014032713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
40024700095
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900242803
  • (OCoLC)ocn900242803

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