Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8058
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Brundage , James A.
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  • Title: Sin, Crime, and the Pleasures of the Flesh: The Medieval Church Judges Sexual Offences [The author provides a brief overview of the issues involved in the medieval church's efforts to enforce rules about sexual behavior].
  • Source: The Medieval World.  Edited by Peter Linehan and Janet L. Nelson.  Routledge, 2001.  Pages 294 - 307.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Canon Law Confession, Sacrament Courts of Law, Ecclesiastical Crime and Criminals Sexuality Sins
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 12-13
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  • Illustrations: Two figures. Figure One "The Devil Prompting Lust," Woodcut from "Der Seelentrost" (Augsburg, 1478). Figure Two a Couple Having Sex While Lying on the Grass, miniature from the "Smithfield Decretals," fourteenth century (London, British Library, MS. Royal 10 E. iv, fol. 115r.)
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Kansas
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0415181518
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