Law and Marriage in the Middle Ages

Law and Marriage in the Middle Ages : Proceedings from the 7th Carlsberg Academy Conference on Medieval Legal History

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It includes articles from an international group of scholars in various aspects of marriage, not only from legal but also theological and historical perspective. The time perspective of the volume covers both middle ages and the early modern period. The geographical focus is in Europe. The collection of articles covers a multitude of aspects regarding marriage like the concept of marriage, the practical sides of marriage such as last wills and dowry as well as various marital strategies. This volume will be of interests to the students and scholars working with in European legal culture, cultural, social, and economic history of the Middle Ages and early modern period.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 154 x 228 x 26mm | 521.63g
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • English
  • New.
  • Illustrations, map
  • 8757426899
  • 9788757426892
  • 2,835,595

Table of contents

Introduction by Per Andersen, Kirsi Salonen, Helle Moller Sigh, and Helle Vogt When Medieval Theologians Talked about Marriage, What Where They Really talking about? by Philip L. Reynolds The Nature of Alexander III's Contribution to Marriage Law, with Special Reference to 'Licit Preter Solitum' by Anne J. Duggan On an Icelandic Parellel to Codex Justinianus 5.17.10 and Novella 22.6 in the Law Code Gragas by Hans Henning Hoff Matrimonial Cases Reflected in the Prosessus Iudiciarius Secundum Stillum Pragensem by Dominik Budsky Married Couples in the Middle Ages Marriage? The Case of the Devil's Advocate by Jan Rudiger Concubinage and Marriage in Denmark between the Viking Age and the Reformation - A Comparison between Danish and European Medieval Law by Inger Dubeck Did Medieval Canon Marriage Law Invent Our Modern Notion of Rape? Revisiting the Idea of Consent Before and After 1200 by Hiram Kumper Two Models of Incest: Conflict and Confusion in High Medieval Discourse on Kinship and Marriage by Christof Rolker Re-defining Marital Impediments - Tolerating Dubious Marriages Through a Special Declaration from the Apostolic Penitentiary in the Late Middle Ages by Kirsi Salonen Wills as Testimony of Marriage Contracts in Late Medieval Kracow Jakub Wysmulek Widow s Opportunities to Continue Craft Trade in Northern Baltic Cities During the 15th and 16th Centuries by Maija Ojala Competing for Dower in the English Thirteen-Century Royal Courts by Paul Brand Dos Non Teneat Locum Legittime:: Dowry as a Woman s Inheritance in Early Quattrocento Florence by Thomas Kuehn Marriage Among the Land-owning Peasants og Southern Norway: A Device for Social Reproduction of the Peasant Elite Lars Ivar Hansen Clandestine Marriage and Parental Consent in John Calvin's Geneva: The Gradual Synthesis of Theology, Statutes, and Case Law John Witte, Jr. Contributors
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