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  • Record Number: 22467
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Winroth , Anders
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  • Title: Neither Slave nor Free: Theology and Law in Gratian's Thoughts on the Definition of Marriage and Unfree Persons [The original text of Gratian's "Decretum" favored the right of unfree persons to marry, even when the other partner was ignorant of a spouse's servile status. The vulgate version of the text inserted older canons requiring a master's consent to the marriage. The canonists eventually adopted Gratian's opinion. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Medieval Church Law and the Origins of the Western Legal Tradition: A Tribute to Kenneth Pennington.  Edited by Wolfgang P. Müller and Mary E. Sommar.  Catholic University of America Press, 2006.  Pages 97 - 109.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Canon Law Divorce Gratian, Canonist- Decretum Marriage Servants Slaves
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 12
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  • Year of Publication: 2006.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0813214629
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