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Love and marriage in the Middle Ages

Author: Georges Duby
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity Press, ©1994.
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In this volume Georges Duby - member of the Academie Francaise and one of the preeminent medieval scholars of our time - addresses the theme of love and marriage in the Middle Ages. These essays enrich Duby's position as the virtual progenitor and unequalled master of medieval social history. Rather than charting the evolution of love as a mere history of feelings, passions, and mentalities independent of or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Georges Duby
ISBN: 0745606814 9780745606811
OCLC Number: 29367318
Notes: Translation of: Mâle Moyen Age.
Reprints of essays originally published 1967-1986.
Description: ix, 231 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 Love and marriage: marriage in early medieval society; what do we know about love in 12th-century France?; the matron and the mismarried woman; on courtly love; "Le Roman de la Rose"; towards a history of women in France and Spain - conclusion of a colloquium. Part 2 Family structures: family structures in the West during the Middle Ages; an examination of aristocratic family structures in 11th-century France in relation to State structures; Philip Augustus' France - Social changes in aristocratic circles. Part 3 Culture, values and society: problems and methods in cultural history; the history of value systems; the Renaissance of the 12th century - audience and patronage; observations of physical pain in the Middle Ages; memories without historians; heresies and societies in pre-industrial Europe between the 10th and 18th centuries.
Other Titles: Mâle Moyen Age.
Responsibility: Georges Duby ; translated by Jane Dunnett.

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Examining the poetry and practice of courtly love and the mores of aristocratic marriages, this work shows that women were regarded as figures of temptation who had no desire of their own. It also  Read more...

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