Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9591
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Maddern , Philippa.
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  • Title: Interpreting Silence: Domestic Violence in the King's Courts in East Anglia, 1422-1442 [The author argues that domestic violence in medieval households was sanctioned when husbands were disciplining their wives, children, or servants. However, subordinates who rebelled were severely punished as were husbands who killed members of their household. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Domestic Violence in Medieval Texts.  Edited by Eve Salisbury, Georgiana Donavin, and Merrall Llewelyn Price.  University Press of Florida, 2002.  Pages 31 - 56.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Courts of Law East Anglia Households Murder Patriarchy Punishment Servants Violence Wife Abuse
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Western Australia
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0813024420