3. Women, Property and Urban Space in Tenth-Century Milan

  1. Lin Foxhall1 and
  2. Gabriele Neher2
  1. Ross Balzaretti

Published Online: 13 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118234471.ch3

Gender and the City before Modernity

Gender and the City before Modernity

How to Cite

Balzaretti, R. (2012) Women, Property and Urban Space in Tenth-Century Milan, in Gender and the City before Modernity (eds L. Foxhall and G. Neher), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118234471.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Leicester, UK

  2. 2

    University of Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Nottingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 15 MAY 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118234433

Online ISBN: 9781118234471

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Keywords:

  • women, property and urban space, tenth-century Milan;
  • north-eastern Milan, and the female spiritual space;
  • tenth-century Milan, power over the urban space, gendered;
  • transactions, urban space and monastery itself, entirely male;
  • abbots, and male-domination;
  • nunnery of Santa Maria ‘Gisonis’, monastic for women;
  • Santa Maria Gisonis, an all-female, property and urban space;
  • nunnery of Gisonis, hegemonic, within the urban space;
  • town and country, local dialogue involving women

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • 11 January 903: Archbishop Andreas makes a will

  • A very male monastery: Sant'Ambrogio in the late ninth century

  • Santa Maria Gisonis and the creation of a hinterland

  • Gisla: the difference a day makes

  • Conclusion