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Imprisoning medieval women : the non-judicial confinement and abduction of women in England, c.1170-1509

Author: Gwen Seabourne
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The non-judicial confinement of women is a common event in medieval European literature and hagiography. This title highlights the disparity in regulation concerning male and female imprisonment in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gwen Seabourne
ISBN: 9781409417880 1409417883 9781409417897 1409417891
OCLC Number: 677975464
Description: xiv, 219 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: "By royal power and command" : maidens (and other women) in towers --
Confinement of women in war and armed conflict --
Other species of "garde" --
"A dreary and solitary place" or "honourable captivity"? --
Wrongful imprisonment and abduction --
"Countless ravishments of women"? --
Common law --
Escaping the confines of the common law --
"Not averse to the arrangement"? --
Other roles --
Agency and contagion.
Responsibility: Gwen Seabourne.

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'Seabourne's meticulous study examines the variety of creative ways the medieval English subjected women to abduction and confinement, focusing especially on women's experiences of confinement and Read more...

 
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