Medieval and renaissance marriage customs

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Giovanni and Lusanna: Love and Marriage in Renaissance Florence by Gene A. Brucker

This compelling account of a wronged woman in Renaissance Florence, first published in 1986, is a fascinating view of Florentine society and its attitudes on love, marriage, class, and gender. Lusanna was a beautiful woman from a middle-class background who, in 1455, brought suit against Giovanni, her aristocratic lover, when she learned he had contracted to marry a woman of his own class. Blending scholarship with insightful narrative, the book portrays an extraordinary woman who challenged the unwritten codes and barriers of the social hierarchy and dared to seek a measure of personal independence in a male-dominated world.
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Please select a castle to sign up. In the Medieval times, marriage was quite different than today. Women didn't have a choice as to who they would marry and, most of the time, women didn't even know the man before they wed. However, men were sometimes able to choose their bride. Marriage back then was not based on love; most marriages were political arrangements. Husbands and wives were generally strangers until they first met. If love was involved at all, it came after the couple had been married.

With the rising popularity of Renaissance fairs and a greater freedom to personalize weddings, Renaissance weddings are making a comeback. Considering the beauty, sophistication, and well-rounded advancement of the Renaissance it is only natural that it has become a source of inspiration for weddings. During the Renaissance , weddings, specially for the middle and upper classes, where more about family mergers than romantic love.
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A Medieval Wedding. Wedding Feast Menu. Jill Kimble's article was originally found on Wedserv. Medieval weddings are generally held outdoors or in a traditional church if properly decorated with banners, heavy wooden chairs, grapevine wreaths on the doors, English ivy, Medieval banners, votive candles set in gold holders, and white flowers. If you want your ceremony in a church, try to find one that looks Gothic--made of stone, with lots of stained glass, and possibly some Tudor brown and ivory wooden accents. Big, chunky wooden candleholders are also appropriate and add the requisite flavor to the scene.

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