Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9935
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Kock , Esther.
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  • Title: Entry into Convents and the Position on the Marriage Market of Noble Women in the Late Middle Ages [The author explores three areas that need more investigation in order to answer the issues involved in the "Frauenfrage" (that is the dramatic upsurge of women's entry into convents and other forms of religious life in the late Middle Ages): 1)The Church's changing conception of marriage including monogamy, indissolubility, and degrees of consanguinity; 2)Economic factors including dower and hereditary position; 3)Demographic factors including sex ratios and age at marriage. Second printing, revised and corrected by the editor. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Marriage and Social Mobility in the Late Middle Ages/Marriage et mobilit√© sociale au bas moyen-√Ęge. Handelingen van het colloquieum gehouden te Gent op 18 april 1988.  Edited by W. PrevenierStudia Historica Gandensia.  Department of History of the Arts Faculty of the University of Gent, 1992.  Pages 99 - 122. Second printing, revised and corrected by the editor
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Demography Economics Frauenfrage Inheritance Marriage Monasticism Noble Women Sex Ratio
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 13- 14- 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
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