Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2291
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Rider , Catherine.
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  • Title: Between Theology and Popular Practice: Medieval Canonists on Magic and Impotence [The author argues that canon lawyers in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries created a set of rules to deal with impotence. Their writings indicate that they knew about lay magical practices. Some canonists urged those who were bewitched to seek magical cures. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Boundaries of the Law: Geography, Gender, and Jurisdiction in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.  Edited by Anthony Musson.  Ashgate, 2005.  Pages 53 - 66.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Canon Law Impotence Magic Medicine Sexuality
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 12-13
  • Related Resources: Catherine Rider seeks to understand how the church's leading canonists, preoccupied in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries with creating a comprehensive law of marriage, dealt with the problem of impotence caused by magic. "They did not," she aptly remin
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  • Author's Affiliation: Christ's College, University of Cambridge [Research Fellow]
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  • Year of Publication: 2005.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0754650901
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