Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 12561
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Herlihy , David.
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  • Title: Making Sense of Incest: Women and the Marriage Rule of the Early Middle Ages [the Church prohibited marriages between people related up to the seventh degree as well as non-kin relationships; the author suggests that the Church's aims were to give fairer access to women, reduce levels of violence, and ensure harmony in the household. The article was originally published in Law, Custom, and the Social Fabric in Medieval Europe. Essays in Honor of Bryce Lyon. Edited by Bernard S. Bachrach and David Nicholas. Studies in Medieval Culture, 28, 1990. 1-16. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Women, Family, and Society in Medieval Europe: Historical Essays, 1978-1991.  Edited by David Herlihy.  Berghahn Books, 1995.  Pages 96 - 109. The article was originally published in Law, Custom, and the Social Fabric in Medieval Europe. Essays in Honor of Bryce Lyon. Edited by Bernard S. Bachrach and David Nicholas. Studies in Medieval Culture, 28, 1990. 1-16.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Canon Law Consanguinity Incest Marriage
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 5- 6- 7- 8
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  • Year of Publication: 1995.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1571810242
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