Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7699
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Musson , Anthony.
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  • Title: Crossing Boundaries: Attitudes to Rape in Late Medieval England [The author argues that many recent researchers have misinterpreted documents about rape because they do not have a full understanding of the legal system. Musson cites cases in royal, ecclesiastical and civic courts in which rape apparently was not actually involved. For example, a jury gave a very brief sentence perhaps in order to control behavior like extramarital sex. 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 84 - 101.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Courts of Law Courts of Law, Ecclesiastical Historiography Law Multidisciplinary Approach Rape
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 13- 14- 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Exeter
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  • Year of Publication: 2005.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0754650901