Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7691
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Crick , Julia.
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  • Title: Men, Women, and Widows: Widowhood in Pre-Conquest England [the author argues that the Christian idea of monogamous marriage did not change habits of concubinage in Anglo-Saxon England; therefore, "widow" was a term used by the Church only for certain specific cases, not for all the women that we would consider widows].
  • Source: Widowhood in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.  Edited by Sandra Cavallo and Lyndan Warner.  Women and Men in History. Longman, 1999.  Pages 24 - 36.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Inheritance Marriage Property Widowers Widows Wills
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 8- 9- 10- 11
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Exeter
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0582317479
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