Gender Roles In Renaissance Italy

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Widler Limage Renaissance Italy Professor: Giovanna Benadusi April 14, 2017 Renaissance Family and Gender Relationships During the Renaissance period in Italy, diverse ideas that had a lasting impact on the world were developed. First of all, families went through complicated concepts, such as humanist literature, religious discipline, and gender rights without equal opportunities for both sexes. However, the concepts of masculinity and femininity were a huge issue in the 14th and 15th centuries. Florence, a major city in Italy, began to offer new buildings of the great architectural works of the times, where wealthy salesman hired people to show their skills and do their most inspired work. In fact, most of them needed constant effort to…show more content…
The vows they made often sealed business agreements between the rural nobility and the trading aristocracy, forming a new social class in the urban movement. Although women were inferior to men, but women in different classes had different roles. Low-class women were required to be housewives, take care of children, and do everything in the house according to the churches law. However, the role of working women was a little bit unusual. These women were expected to work for their husbands and help them run their business. They would work alongside their spouses and then go home and take care of the household. Upper-class women may have had servants and workers working for them, but the women were still expected to take care of the family. For instance, ladies could not function alone, nor could they live by themselves if they were not married. According to the law of the state of Florence, if a girl was divorced or single, she is required to move in with one of her male relatives or join a convent and become a nun because there is no other option at this time for…show more content…
Women accepted their role and position in the society. A woman’s role implied that she does not question the laws of Florentine society because these laws were placed for men to keep their dominance over women. Women resisted domination and claimed their rights, but it was very challenging because the church laws, constitutional laws, and communal laws enslaved them. This document provides the feminist position to examine the world of Renaissance in Florence. Women could not distinguish themselves in the artistic, political, and scientific movement of the Renaissance world. There are very few primary documents from the Renaissance period written by women; this is definitive evidence that the Renaissance only served to abolish the minds of Florentine women. To finish, the world 's greatest merchants, humorists, and painters were not female. In fact, from the time they were born, women were in a submissive role to

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