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Medieval marriage : symbolism and society

Author: D L D'Avray
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Medieval Marriage shows how marriage symbolism emerged from the world of texts to become a social force affecting ordinary people. Building on d'Avray's Medieval Marriage Sermons, it broadens the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D L D'Avray
ISBN: 9780199239788 0199239789
OCLC Number: 176819467
Notes: Originally published as hbk.: ©2005.
Description: xi, 322 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Mass communication: Preliminaries ; The early Middle Ages ; Mass communication in the age of the friars ; The message about marriage --
Indissolubility: From the Roman Empire to the Carolingian Empire ; c. 800-1200 ; The age of Innocent III ; Indissolubility in practice --
Bigamy: Bigamy and becoming a priest ; The marriage ceremony ; Clerics in minor orders --
Consumnation: Consummation and the medieval church's idea of sex ; The dissolution of the unconsummated marriage : from Hincmar to Alexander III ; The social effects of Alexander III's decision ; Long-term developments --
Conclusion --
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Responsibility: D.L. d'Avray.

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