Love and Marriage in the Middle Ages

Love and Marriage in the Middle Ages

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In this volume, now available in paperback, Georges Duby addresses the themes of love and marriage in the middle ages and shows that the structure of sexual relationships took its cue from the family and from more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 152 x 224 x 22mm | 381.02g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745614795
  • 9780745614793
  • 2,169,957

About Georges Duby

Georges Duby, Formerly at the College de Franceshow more

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a Georges Duby is one of the brightest stars in that sparkling galaxy of French historians which has lit up the historical writing of the later 20th century ... the book contains short expositions of many of his most brilliant insights.a The Guardian a There is little doubt that Duby is one of the most interesting and original historians at work in Europe today. This book is up to his usual high standards of scholarship, penetration and readability.a Peter Burke, University of Cambridge a Dubya s vision is fascinating [and] compelling.a Emma Hawkes, University of Western Australia a It is difficult to think of any other historian who has been surrounded by so much respect and esteem.a Douglas Johnson, The Guardianshow more

Table of contents

Sources and Acknowledgments. Authors Note. Part I: Love and Marriage. 1. Marriage in early medieval society. 2. What do we know about love in twelfth-century France?. 3. The matron and the mismarried woman. 4. On courtly love. 5. Le Roman de la Rose. 6. Towards a history of women in France and Spain. Part II: Family Structures. . 7. Family structures in the West during the Middle Ages. 8. An examination of aristocratic family structures in eleventh-century France in relation to State structures. 9. Philip Augustus's France. Social changes in aristocratic circles. Part III: Culture, Values and Society. . 10. Problems and methods in cultural history. 11. The history of value systems. 12. The Renaissance of the twelfth century: audience and patronage. 13. Observations of physical pain in the Middle Ages. 14. Memories without historians. 15. Heresies and societies in pre-industrial Europe between the eleventh and eighteenth centuries. more

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