Women’s plots in the aftermath of the Roman plague of 1656. The “Acqua tofana” story. In January 1659 a network of women was discovered in Rome. They produce, sell, and administer poison to suppress husbands. The network is extensive, the number of victims seems huge, the plot has been in place for at least five years and has benefited from the exception regime produced by the pestilence that hit the city (1656-1657). The contribution intends to examine the theme from the point of view of women’s history: the methodological aspects; a case study that can be inscribed in the aftermath perspective; the effects that the chosen case study itself has in turn set itself as a turning point.
|Numero di pagine||13|
|Rivista||MÉLANGES DE L'ÉCOLE FRANÇAISE DE ROME. ITALIE ET MÉDITERRANÉE|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2020|