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  • Record Number: 10051
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Berkhofer , Robert F., III
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  • Title: Marriage, Lordship, and the "Greater Unfree" in Twelfth-Century France [The author uses records from northern French monasteries and information about two well-documented unfree mayoral families to explore the supervision that lords (in these cases abbots) could exert on the marriages of the more important and wealthy unfree. The author also looks at the changes in canon law in regard to marriage and the comparative case of "merchet" (a marriage payment owed to the lord by the unfree) in England. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Past and Present 173, (November 2001): Pages 3 - 27.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Abbots Canon Law Lordship Marriage Mayors, Administrators of Monastic Estates, and Their Wives Monks Serfs
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 12
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  • Author's Affiliation: Western Michigan University
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00312746
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