The Status of Women During Renaissance

The Status of Women During Renaissance - T he Status of...

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The Status of Women During Renaissance The attitude towards women, their treatment and their rights, underwent many changes during the Renaissance. During feudal times women were given more liberties and enjoyed freedoms. They could own land and had many of the rights men had. However, this period where so many great changes had been made in the church, in literature, and in all other artistic areas, women took a big step backward in their fight for equality. Women were thought of as property, owned first by their fathers, and then their husbands. This is only true, however, for the upperclass. Commoners during this time were not affected by the new social reforms . Lower class women still could own properties and shared many responsibilities with their husbands. They helped on the fields and in business matters. The upperclass dealt with the bourgeous double standard. This idea was formed from the novel The Courtier, written by Castiglione. He believed that
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2011 for the course ECON 142 taught by Professor Jude during the Spring '11 term at University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

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