Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9602
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Hawkes , Emma.
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  • Title: The "Reasonable" Laws of Domestic Violence in Late Medieval England [The author argues theat the concept of reason worked on three levels in regard to the law and domestic abuse: 1) Rationality (a masculine characteristic) was regarded as the key issue, 2) Husbands could discipline their wives "reasonably," 3) Women were alienated from courts because their irrationality made them inherently unreliable. 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 57 - 70.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Law Reason Violence Wife Abuse Women's Nature
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Western Australia [Research Associate]
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0813024420