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Digestum novum, Bologna, Biblioteca del Collegio di Spagna 283, fol. 82v

Giovanni Boccaccio, Decameron 6.7

Madonna Filippa

Rinaldo de' Pugliesi

Lazzarino de' Guazzagliotri


"Laws must have the consent of those who are affected by them .  .  . when this law was made, no woman gave her consent to it, nor was any woman even so much as consulted.   It can therefore be described as a very bad law."