Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 16897
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Laiou , Angeliki E.
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  • Title: Contribution à l'étude de l'institution familiale en Épire au XIIIème siècle [The author uses legal opinions from Demetrios Chomatenos and John Apokaukos to identify important trends in the history of the family in Epirus. Laiou argues that there was more flexibility in practice, citing divorce, concubines and illegitimate children, than the law would seem to suggest. The Appendix presents the Greek texts of two acts on divorce by Demetrios Chomatenos. The Article was originally published in Forschungen zur byzantinischen Rechtsgeschichte, 6 (1984): 275-323. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Gender, Society, and Economic Life in Byzantium.Angeliki E. LaiouVariorum Collected Studies Series.  Ashgate, 1992.  Pages 275 - 323. Earlier published in Studies in Church History 27 (1990): 53-78.
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  • Article Type: Edition of Text;Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Byzantium Chomatenos, Demetrios, Archbishop of Ohrid Concubines Divorce Epiros Family Greece Illegitimacy Law Marriage
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Century: 13
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  • Table: Two tables. Table One Ends of first marriages. The reasons tabulated are divorce, premature death of the wife, premature death of the husband, and other causes. Table Two Children born to first marriages. Each case is listed separately with the number of children for that couple.
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: French;Greek
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0860783227
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