The role of women in Corsican society is an important issue in The House at Zaronza and also in my latest WIP, a prequel set in 18th-century Corsica.
Oppressed, subservient, insignificant? Does that accurately describe Corsican women in past times? Not always. That Corsica was a patriarchal society can’t be denied. But to portray the island’s women as downtrodden and overlooked is to over-simplify a complex situation.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about marriage customs. This time, I look specifically at the role of women, an important topic for my current work in progress. My research has turned up some interesting contradictions.
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