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44. Bellomo, Ricerche sui rapporti patrimoniali, 64; Maria Teresa Guerra Medici, L’aria di città: Donne e diritti nel comune medievale (Naples, 1996), 121–122. 45. During the Council of Trent, Charles de Guise—Cardinal of Lorraine, superdelegate from France—demanded the abolition of clandestine marriages because they facilitated informal separations. Clandestine marriages were particularly widespread in early modern Portugal. , Concilium Tridentinum: Diariorum, Actorum, Epistularum, Tractatuum Nova Collectio: Concilii Tridentini Actorum, vol.
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Across the Religious Divide: Women, Property, and Law in the Wider Mediterranean (ca. 1300-1800) by Jutta Gisela Sperling, Shona Kelly Wray