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Unmarriages - Women, Men, and Sexual Unions in the Middle Ages

English · Paperback / Softback

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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 wide geographical and chronological range of examples in order to illustrate local difference while bringing out broad patterns.


List of 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


About the author










Ruth Mazo Karras is Professor of History and Director of the Center for Medieval Studies at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of From Boys to Men: Formations of Masculinity in Late Medieval Europe and coeditor of Law and the Illicit in Medieval Europe, both available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

Summary

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 wide geographical and chronological range of examples in order to illustrate local difference while bringing out broad patterns.

Product details

Authors Ruth Mazo Karras
Assisted by Ruth Mazo Karras (Editor)
Publisher University of pennsylvania pr
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 06.03.2014
 
EAN 9780812222982
ISBN 978-0-8122-2298-2
No. of pages 296
Series The Middle Ages Series
Middle Ages
Middle Ages
The Middle Ages Series
Subjects Humanities, art, music > History > Middle Ages

Soziologie: Familie und Beziehungen, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Marriage & Family, HISTORY / Social History, HISTORY / Medieval, History - General History

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