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The knight, the lady, and the priest : the making of modern marriage in medieval France

Author: Georges Duby
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [1983]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"Until the Middle Ages, a king could marry his first cousin, a priest could have a wife and several concubines, and a nobleman could banish a wife if she didn't produce a son. Marriage was an instrument of control in the hands of kings and noblemen, who used it to keep their power intact; to gain land, wealth, and authority; and to bind women to the partiarchal system."
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Duby, Georges.
Knight, the lady, and the priest.
New York : Pantheon Books, [1983]
(OCoLC)654362725
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Georges Duby
ISBN: 0394524454 9780394524450
OCLC Number: 9324995
Notes: Translation of: Le chevalier, la femme et le prêtre.
Description: xx, 311 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The marriages of King Philip I --
Moral values : priests and knights --
Marriage according to Bourchard --
Robert the pious --
Princes and knights --
The heretics --
The lives of the saints, male and female --
Guibert of Nogent --
Yves of Chartres --
The royal family --
Literature --
The lords of Amboise --
The counts of Guines.
Other Titles: Chevalier, la femme et le prêtre.
Responsibility: Georges Duby ; translated by Barbara Bray.

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"Until the Middle Ages, a king could marry his first cousin, a priest could have a wife and several concubines, and a nobleman could banish a wife if she didn't produce a son. Marriage was an instrument of control in the hands of kings and noblemen, who used it to keep their power intact; to gain land, wealth, and authority; and to bind women to the partiarchal system."

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