Renaissance: Patriarchy and Marriage
Renaissance: Patriarchy and Marriage HST 111 - M001
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How society is moving away from its medieval fast and it was a warrior society Military and warrior becomes less important no longer the sole way to advance your status If you did well led to more money let to more opportunites to advance through the hierarchy Decay in the birth status and much more uid social structure that allows people to rise throughout classes Individual achievement is more important Marriage and the Family Family no longer a family mutual family more broader than this Parents kids unclesaunts inlaws cousins servents the economic unit therefore the maintence is important 0 Importance on marriage Could make or break it 0 With elite it was worked out months in advance Legally bindng contracting arrangement 0 Dowry the amount of moneylandjewlery paid upon actual marraige to new husband Larger it was the more eligible you were chance to move up in social status Families needed to give consent for social acceptabilty One of the worst thing you could do it defy parents because of marriage If done without this consent it was cladenstine Example Shakespeare s Romeo and Juliet which is based about Petrarch and Canzoniere Concept of Pure love 0 Strict regulations of church What constitues a valid marriage Depends on who you speak to and what their social status is No ceremony is needed to happen but is more common within the peasant classes to follow these guidelines or checklist of informal marriage 1 Stable cohabitation 2 Sharing last name 3 Baptizing children 4 Verbal witness of a future marraige You are regarded as married if you have a future sexual marriage with anyone else Two marraige forms one for elite and one for the lower classes Elite is what we think of today and lower is more of a verbal agreement Patriarchy Men control everything from kids to land Women s job was to take care of the house and bear children Why did upper class women get pregnant more often than those of the lower classes They had sufficient resources to biologically have more chances to get pregnant more often Infant mortality rates are high only 50 of children lived to be the age of 20 years old Sons recieve their fathers name They may not be likely to survive but wanna carry that name on They have same name and its because at least one of them would die so they would name more than one child after the parent More sexual liscense given to men than giving to women The lack of attachment led to many extramarratial affairs from both genders They could lead to felony charges and even excecution Effective contrception was needed because pregnancy and there is no way to physically hide it anymore Age differences were common and on average the men were 30 years older than the women they married The gap meant that there were a lot of sexually able men who were avaible V Prostitution although imoral it could not be stopped so it was regulated by the city government In Florence there were community brothels o By 1500 cities were driven by prostitution and they knew that if they cracked down the Roman economy would be destroyed o In London they were named after relgious entities because they were leased form the Bishop of Winchester 0 You knew that they were brothels because they all looked the same or had similiar characterists le White door with red hat symbol Was import to be able to recognize a brothel and a prostitute 0 Variation on a theme Some places the women were only supposed to wear one glove or bell Key Points 1 importance of a patriarchal society 2 propertied classes arranged marraiges 3 contracted marraigecladenestine maragemarraige by verbalconsent 4 sexual in delity comonplace 5 Marraige is a socially proscribed arrangement Based on class and social status It is regulated heavily by family Financial legal implications of a marraige 6