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Marriage in medieval England : law, literature, and practice

Author: Conor McCarthy
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Medieval marriage has been widely discussed, and this book gives a brief and accessible overview of an important subject. Covering the entire medieval period, it engages with a wide range of primary sources, both legal and literary, drawing particular attention to local English legislation and practice." "Focusing on a number of key themes important across the period, individual chapters discuss the themes of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Conor McCarthy
ISBN: 1843831023 9781843831020
OCLC Number: 54677605
Description: 185 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The principle of consent --
Marriage and property --
Marriage as alliance --
Love and marriage --
Marital sex --
Marriage and family --
After marriage --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Conor McCarthy.

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A survey of attitudes to marriage as represented in medieval legal and literary texts.  Read more...

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An ambitious, careful and well-researched account that introduces a new level of juridical subtlety to the analysis of a wide range of medieval marriage texts and provides an insightful Read more...

 
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