I caratteri del “genere” e gli antefatti della follia femminile nell’esperienza del diritto comune

Autore: Marco Boari
In: Genesis. II/1, 2003
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The features of the feminine genre and the antecedents of “femal madness” in the ius commune
The author describes how ius commune helps to create a concept of the female mind. He distinguishes, among many psychic characteristics that are thought to be specifically female, the ones which are supported by praesumptio iuris: for example avarice and the desire of motherhood. The author also describes how the concept of female madness has been detected since the birth of forensic medicine.