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Unmarriages : women, men, and sexual unions in the Middle Ages

Author: Ruth Mazo Karras
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2012.
Series: Middle Ages series.
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The Middle Ages are often viewed as a repository of tradition, yet what we think of as traditional marriage was far from the only available alternative to the single state in medieval Europe. Many people lived together in long-term, quasimarital heterosexual relationships, unable to marry if one was in holy orders or if the partners were of different religions. Social norms militated against the marriage of master  Read more...
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Karras, Ruth Mazo, 1957-
Unmarriages.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011043923
(OCoLC)759695845
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Mazo Karras
ISBN: 9780812206418 081220641X 0812244206 9780812244205
OCLC Number: 794700783
Notes: OldControl:muse9780812206418.
Description: 1 online resource (304 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Marriage and Other Unions Chapter 1. The Church and the Regulation of Unions between Women and Men Chapter 2. Unequal Unions Chapter 3. Priests and Their Partners Chapter 4. On the Margins of Marriage Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index Acknowledgments
Series Title: Middle Ages series.
Responsibility: Ruth Mazo Karras.

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Traditional marriage was not the only option for couples in medieval Europe. Alternative forms of union could make lives precarious but also provided a degree of flexibility. The study draws on a  Read more...

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