Widowhood


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WIDOWHOOD. The state of a man whose wife is dead or of a woman whose husband is dead. In general there is no law to regulate the time during which a man must remain a widower, or a woman a widow, before they marry a second time. The term widowhood is mostly applied to the state or condition of a widow.

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Exhaustive notes and bibliographical references, beyond the Gambara and Nogarola families and early modern women writers in Italy, included are ample sources on women humanists and their education, widowhood in early modernity, female patronage, and cultural programs in northern Italian courts.
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