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1399, Genoa

by Christoph Cluse last modified 2007-09-18 12:14

Various decrees concerning slaves and servants, in particular against those who render a female slave pregnant. These owe 25 lb. to the slave’s patron. Should she die from complications of pregnancy or childbirth, further 50 lb. must be paid. As proof is difficult in these cases, the slave’s oath should be regarded as valid testimony. Heavy punishments for a male slave who renders pregnant a woman slave owned by a different patron.

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