Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 6766
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Pedersen , Frederik.
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  • Title: Maritalis Affectio: Marital Affection and Property in Fourteenth-Century York Cause Papers [marital affection is an elusive concept; in Roman law it meant the quality of will necessary for both the establishment of a legally valid marriage and for the transfer of property; in the Middle Ages it developed into a phrase that meant the internal psychological quality of marriage].
  • Source: Women, Marriage, and Family in Medieval Christendom: Essays in Memory of Michael M. Sheehan, C.S.B.  Edited by Constance M. Rousseau and Joel T. Rosenthal.  Western Michigan University, 1998.  Pages 175 - 209.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Canon Law Courts of Law, Ecclesiastical Marital Affection Marriage Property York, North Yorkshire, England
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
  • Related Resources: Pedersen examines the use and meaning of the term maritalis affectio" like consent, a topic to which Fr. Sheehan gave some attention. Using the York Cause Papers from the fourteenth- century, he looks at 88 files in which marriage was the subject of litig
  • Primary Evidence: Legal Document; York, Borthwick Institute, York Cause Papers. Fourteenth Century. 256 cause paper files comprising around 800 documents.
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Aberdeen
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1879288656
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