About Marriage during the Renaissance

What does betrothal mean? Betrothal means that you are formally engaged, married or a mutual promise or contract for a future marriage.( Charles Scribner')

Name three marriage and betrothal customs: - it is lucky to have the wedding before noon

- at a betrothal, the man gives the woman a ring to be worn on the right hand and switched to the left at the wedding

- the father of the bride usually pays for the festivities (Charles Scribner')

This is the dinner party after the wedding ( The Modern Era, ABC-CLIO)

How is the intention to marry announced? What happens if it is not announced previous to the event? The intention to marry must be announced in the church three times. Any marriage not published before-hand is considered clandestine, and illegal. Therefore, if you don't announce it before the event it will not be considered a real wedding and you will not be legally married. (The Modern Era, ABC-CLIO)

Jewish Wedding ( Paul F. Grendler)

What is a dowry? A dowry is property or money brought by a bride to her husband on their marriage or an amount of money, goods, and property the bride brings to the marriage. (Tschen-Emmons, James B.)

Explain how important is a wedding ring to the Elizabethans? Wearing the espousal or marriage ring isn't universal or sentimental. Therefore when you wear the wedding ring it doesn't have any value. ( Paul F. Grendler)

This is the party after a wedding (Charles Scribner's Sons)

MLA Citation

Tschen-Emmons, James B. "Renaissance." World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras, ABC-CLIO, 2017, ancienthistory.abc-clio.com/Search/Display/594546. Accessed 28 Feb. 2017.

"Marriage." World History: The Modern Era, ABC-CLIO, 2017, worldhistory.abc-clio.com/Search/Display/309380. Accessed 6 Mar. 2017.

Wagner, John A. "Elizabeth I: Marriage Question." World History: The Modern Era, ABC-CLIO, 2017, worldhistory.abc-clio.com/Search/Display/1797668. Accessed 6 Mar. 2017.

"Jacob ben Asher's Arba'ah Thurim (1436)." Encyclopedia of the Renaissance, edited by Paul F. Grendler, Charles Scribner's Sons, 2000. World History in Context, link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/BT2210057114/WHIC?u=nysl_ca_queen&xid=07cdff5f. Accessed 6 Mar. 2017.

"Marriage of Giovanni Arnolfini and Giovanna Cenami, by Jan van Eyck." Encyclopedia of the Renaissance, edited by Paul F. Grendler, Charles Scribner's Sons, 2000. World History in Context, link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/BT2210056838/WHIC?u=nysl_ca_queen&xid=dc2d30a1. Accessed 6 Mar. 2017.

"One of the most popular food scenes in the Bible is the Marriage of Cana, which has allowed..." Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, edited by Solomon H. Katz, vol. 1, Charles Scribner's Sons, 2003. World History in Context, link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/PC3403487061/WHIC?u=nysl_ca_queen&xid=8702c05f. Accessed 6 Mar. 2017.


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