Accursia

Accursia (ca. 1230 - 1281) was an Italian jurist allegedly from Bologna, whose existence is debated. Accursia would have taught law in the Bologna studio,[1] becoming a model of a cultured woman, capable of carrying out the activities reserved for men.[2] Doubts about the existence of Accursia arose in the Eighteenth Century when the Camaldolese father Mauro Sarti, historian of the University of Bologna, found no trace of the jurist in the ancient documents of the studio.[3] The earliest mention of Accursia is found in a document by the jurist Alberico da Rosciate, who nevertheless spoke of it as a rumor.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Guidi Panziroli, De claris legum interpretibus. Libri quatuor. Octauij Panziroli auctoris ex fratre nepotis, cathedralis Ecclesiae Regij canonici opera, ac summa diligentia in lucem editi. Ad illustrissimum, et reuerendiss. D.D. Ioannem Iacobum Panzirolum, Cum duplici indice, vno capitum, altero rerum praecipuarum copiosissimo, Venetijs: apud Marcum Antonium Brogiollum, 1637, p. 121
  2. ^ Jane Stevenson (2005). Women Latin Poets: Language, Gender, and Authority, from Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century. Oxford University Press, 2005. p. 150. ISBN 9780198185024.
  3. ^ Mauro Sarti, De claris Archigymnasii Bononiensis professoribus a saeculo XI usque ad saeculum XIV. Tomi I, Pars I. Bononiae: ex typographia Laelii a Vulpe Instituti Scientiarium typographi, 1769, p. 144. Il Sarti peraltro non trovò traccia neanche di Bettisia Gozzadini, altra leggendaria giurista del XIII secolo
  4. ^ I. Prosdocimi, «ALBERICO da Rosate». In: Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, Vol. I, ad vocem (on-line)