Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8071
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Brundage , James A.
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  • Title: Sexual Equality in Medieval Canon Law [Medieval chruch law posited equality for women and men in one respect: sex in marriage. Each spouse owed her/his partner the conjugal debt, that is sexual relations when requested. Brundage argues that this tenet promoted women's status in three ways: 1) Female sexuality received some legitimacy, 2) A compani (?)form of marriage was encouraged, 3) It encouraged re (?)of women's inequality in other areas. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Medieval Women and the Sources of Medieval History.  Edited by Joel T. Rosenthal.  University of Georgia Press, 1990.  Pages 66 - 79.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Canon Law Conjugal Debt Equality Marriage Sexuality
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 12-13
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Kansas
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  • Year of Publication: 1990.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0820312142
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