If the moral legitimacy of female ornamentation was intensely discussed by moralists from the Patristic times onwards, it was only in the late Middle Ages that the matter came to be debated in ius commune legal scholarship. Canon lawyers discussed the binding force of such interventions, eventually accepting it in connection with the new function attributed, since the mid-fifteenth century, to sumptuary regulations: making social distinctions fully visible to protect society’s hierarchical structure.

“An mulieribus licitum sit se ornare”. Female Appearance as an Emerging Object of Juridical Regulation between the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Times / BOLDRINI, Federica. - (2016), pp. 207-226. [10.15122/isbn.978-2-406-05918-9.p.0207]

“An mulieribus licitum sit se ornare”. Female Appearance as an Emerging Object of Juridical Regulation between the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Times

Federica Boldrini
2016

Abstract

If the moral legitimacy of female ornamentation was intensely discussed by moralists from the Patristic times onwards, it was only in the late Middle Ages that the matter came to be debated in ius commune legal scholarship. Canon lawyers discussed the binding force of such interventions, eventually accepting it in connection with the new function attributed, since the mid-fifteenth century, to sumptuary regulations: making social distinctions fully visible to protect society’s hierarchical structure.
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“An mulieribus licitum sit se ornare”. Female Appearance as an Emerging Object of Juridical Regulation between the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Times / BOLDRINI, Federica. - (2016), pp. 207-226. [10.15122/isbn.978-2-406-05918-9.p.0207]
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