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  • Record Number: 1930
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Stanton , Robert.
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  • Title: Marriage, Socialization, and Domestic Violence in the "Life of Christina of Markyate" [The author emphasizes the social dimensions of the "Life" and argues that the monk/author was critical of the social acculturation required for the nobility. Stanton also argues that previous authors downplayed the violence her parents and fiancé do to Christina. Another important aspect of the "Life" is the pivotal moment it represents in the transformation of marriage when consent of both partners becomes more important. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Domestic Violence in Medieval Texts.  Edited by Eve Salisbury, Georgiana Donavin, and Merrall Llewelyn Price.  University Press of Florida, 2002.  Pages 242 - 271.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Christina of Markyate, Recluse Consent Family Hagiography Latin Literature Marriage Rape Violence Virginity Women in Literature Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 12
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  • Author's Affiliation: Boston College
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0813024420
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