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Role Of Women In Renaissance

  1. 1. Cheyenne Romero P.3
  2. 2. <ul><li>Marriage and childbirth was the destiny for women during the Renaissance </li></ul><ul><li>Women were to be betrothed at the age of eight and married between the ages of sixteen and twenty. </li></ul><ul><li>Women married young to ensure many heirs. </li></ul><ul><li>A women would have a dowry or gift that went to her husband when she married. </li></ul><ul><li><>. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>A dowry might be something such as money or animals for a farm. </li></ul><ul><li>On the wedding day, the father of the bride would parade her through the city to her new home. </li></ul><ul><li>A bride would often bring with her a cassoni or trunk to hold her belongings. </li></ul><ul><li>If a women did not marry, she was sent to a convent to become a nun. </li></ul><ul><li><>. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Cassoni </li></ul><ul><li><>. </li></ul><ul><li><>. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Women would usually have five to ten children throughout their marriage. </li></ul><ul><li>After giving birth, there would be a lying in, or baby shower. </li></ul><ul><li>Friends and family would bring gifts and money for the mother. </li></ul><ul><li>Women were responsible for the upbringing of the children. </li></ul><ul><li>Everyday Life in the Renaissance England from 1485-1649 </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Women in the renaissance would make clothes from scratch and make the food for the family. </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes, a women was permitted to work as a wool merchant, leathermaker, and other small jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>Wives of merchants would sometimes take over if their husbands died. </li></ul><ul><li>Women were paid less than men even for the same job. </li></ul><ul><li><>. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>The treatment of women goes back to the Bible to the story of Adam and Eve. </li></ul><ul><li>Eve was tempted by the serpent to eat a fruit from a tree God had said not to. </li></ul><ul><li>Because of this, women were considered weak and foolish. </li></ul><ul><li>Women were considered untrustworthy and mysterious in the eyes of men. </li></ul><ul><li>Cheyenne-Virtue and Beauty </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Brown, David A. Women in Renaissance Florence. N.p.: Princeton University Press, 2001. N. pag. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Cassoni and the Decameron Decameron Web, 18 Nov. 2008. Web. 5 Dec. 2009. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>Emerson, Kathy L. Everyday Life in the Renaissance Englnd from 1485-1649 . , AL: Writer's Digest Books, 1996. Print. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Geissler, Thomas. Discoveries on a Pair of Cassoni VA, 2007. Web. 5 Dec. 2009. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>Marriage and Domestic Goods Women in Renaissance Florence . VA, n.d. Web. 2 Dec. 2009. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>Women and the Renaissance VA, n.d. Web. 2 Dec. 2009. <>. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Women in the Renaissance Thinkquest, 14 Aug. 2000. Web. 2 Dec. 2009. <>. </li></ul>