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  • Record Number: 23969
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Schmugge , Ludwig
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  • Title: Matrimonial Dispensation: How the Penitentiary Handled Cases of Impotence [The inability of one partner to consumate a marriage could be grounds for dissolving the bond. Dissolution with the right to remarry was not easy to obtain. Couples usually were expected to keep trying for three years before permission might be granted. The brief article appendix presents Latin excerpts from two registers of the Penitentiary from Italy in 1477 and Germany in 1484. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: ... et usque ad ultimum terrae: The Apostolic Penitentiary in Local Contexts  Edited by Gerhard Jaritz, Torstein Jørgensen, and Kirsi SalonenCeu Medievalia.  Central European University Press, 2007.  Pages 71 - 82.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Canon Law Divorce Impotence Marriage Papal Chancery Papal Penitentiary
  • Geographic Area: Germany;Italy
  • Century: 15
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  • Primary Evidence: Legal Document; Rome, Archivio Segreto Vaticano, Penitenzieria Apostolica, Registra matrimonialium et diversorum.
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  • Year of Publication: 2007.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 9637326837
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