Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 16206
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Jornet , Núria.
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  • Title: La femme agressée et agresseur. Une analyse des procès criminels civils catalans du XIVe siècle
  • Source: La Femme pendant le Moyen Âge et l'époque moderne. Actes des Sixiémes Journées Anthropologiques de Valbonne 9-10-11 juin 1992.  Edited by Luc BuchetDossier de Documentation Archéologique, 17.  CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Centre de Recherches Archéologiques) Éditions, 1994.  Pages 221 - 229.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Catalonia Courts of Law Husbands Man Woman Relationships Trials Violence Wives Work
  • Geographic Area: France;Iberia
  • Century: 14
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  • Primary Evidence: Legal Document; Barcelona, Archivo de la Corona de Aragón. Cancelleria. Processos. The records represent civil cases that were heard involving capital crimes, sexual crimes, fraud, and other offenses. The author examined seventeen cases in which women were either the def
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  • Abstract: This analysis, which shows women's lot in the 14th century, their relationship with family and society, their working conditions and behavior towards justice, is based on the Catalonian civil trials of that time. The nucleus is the couple, the relations between husband and wife caught at the critical moment, from which action is taken. The action-writ can then be considered as the very expression, at its utmost, of that relationship between "generes" which emerges and is subjected to investigation by society. The aggressor woman and the husband's methods are revealed. Around this unstable couple, we can define the family unit to which the woman belongs, the family sympathies, the social context of town and neighborhood.
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  • Year of Publication: 1994.
  • Language: French
  • ISSN/ISBN: 2271051576
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