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1. Record Number: 23596
Author(s): Schmugge, Ludwig
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Title : Matrimonial Dispensation: How the Penitentiary Handled Cases of Impotence [The inability of one partner to consumate a marriage could be grounds for dissolving the bond. Dissolution with the right to remarry was not easy to obtain. Couples usually were expected to keep trying for three years before permission might be granted. The brief article appendix presents Latin excerpts from two registers of the Penitentiary from Italy in 1477 and Germany in 1484. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: ... et usque ad ultimum terrae: The Apostolic Penitentiary in Local Contexts   Edited by Gerhard Jaritz, Torstein Jørgensen, and Kirsi Salonen Ceu Medievalia .   Central European University Press, 2007.  Pages 71 - 82.
Year of Publication: 2007.

2. Record Number: 20473
Author(s): Winroth, Anders
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Title : Neither Slave nor Free: Theology and Law in Gratian's Thoughts on the Definition of Marriage and Unfree Persons [The original text of Gratian's "Decretum" favored the right of unfree persons to marry, even when the other partner was ignorant of a spouse's servile status. The vulgate version of the text inserted older canons requiring a master's consent to the marriage. The canonists eventually adopted Gratian's opinion. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Medieval Church Law and the Origins of the Western Legal Tradition: A Tribute to Kenneth Pennington.   Edited by Wolfgang P. Müller and Mary E. Sommar .   Catholic University of America Press, 2006.  Pages 97 - 109.
Year of Publication: 2006.

3. Record Number: 21331
Author(s): Soldani, Maria Elisa
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Title : Alleanze matrimoniali e strategie patrimoniali nella Barcellona del XV secolo: i mercanti toscani fra integrazione e consolidamento della ricchezza [Italian merchants resident in Barcelona might choose to stay, becoming permanent residents, or return home later. These decisions affected their strategies for marriage, both for themselves and their children. Intermarriages with citizen families of Barcelona helped Italian families assimilate. Women, especially widows, played important roles in the social and economic life of the Italian merchant community. The appendix presents documents in the divorce of Joan Boffill and Giovanna della Setta, 1455. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Archivio Storico Italiano , 162., 1 ( 2004):  Pages 667 - 696.
Year of Publication: 2004.

4. Record Number: 30069
Author(s): Fiori, Antonia,
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Title : La prima condanna canonica del duello e il suo contesto storico: Niccolò I e il divorzio di Lotario e Teutberga
Source: "Panta rei": Studi dedicati a Manlio Bellomo.   Edited by Orazio Condorelli .   Il Cigno, 2004. Archivio Storico Italiano , 162., 1 ( 2004):  Pages 353 - 374. Vol. 2.
Year of Publication: 2004.

5. Record Number: 14752
Author(s): Goldy, Charlotte Newman.
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Title : The shiftiness of a woman: Narratizing the Anstey Case [The author examines documents surrounding an inheritance case that hinged on the legitimacy of a disputed marriage. From the court case reported by John of Salisbury, Goldy reconstructs the daughter Mabel's efforts to right the wrongs done to her mother. At the same time John of Salisbury leaves hints that the report of the father's deathbed remorse for abandoning Mabel's mother in favor of his previous bethrothed should not be trusted. After five years of litigation, church courts found in favor of the father's nephew and declared Mabel illegitimate. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Historical Reflections/ Reflexions historiques , 30., 1 (Spring 2004):  Pages 89 - 107.
Year of Publication: 2004.

6. Record Number: 11025
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Title : Violence, the Queen's Body, and the Medieval Body Politic [The author explores historical and literary accounts of queens and noble women appearing before their husbands in their shifts to refute false accusations. Wearing a shift was next to nudity; moreover the woman had discarded the dress provided by her husband as a mark of social status. Frequently this was intended as an act of resistance to salvage a troubled marriage. These stories reflect concerns about the consort as a potential locus of resistance, instead of a support for the regime, even when reclaiming her rightful status. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: A Great Effusion of Blood? Interpreting Medieval Violence.   Edited by Mark D. Meyerson, Daniel Thiery, and Oren Falk .   University of Toronto Press, 2004. Historical Reflections/ Reflexions historiques , 30., 1 (Spring 2004):  Pages 241 - 267.
Year of Publication: 2004.

7. Record Number: 11952
Author(s): Bouchard, Constance Brittain.
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Title : Eleanor's Divorce from Louis VII: The Uses of Consanguinity
Source: Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Lady.   Edited by Bonnie Wheeler and John Carmi Parsons The New Middle Ages .   Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. Archivio Storico Italiano , 162., 1 ( 2004):  Pages 223 - 235.
Year of Publication: 2003.

8. Record Number: 11951
Author(s): Brundage, James A.
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Title : The Canon Law of Divorce in the Mid-Twelfth Century: Louis VII c. Eleanor of Aquitaine
Source: Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Lady.   Edited by Bonnie Wheeler and John Carmi Parsons The New Middle Ages .   Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. Archivio Storico Italiano , 162., 1 ( 2004):  Pages 213 - 221.
Year of Publication: 2003.

9. Record Number: 7304
Author(s): Stacey, Robin Chapman.
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Title : Divorce, Medieval Welsh Style [The author examines a passage in the "Laws of Women" as it appears in the various Welsh redactions (Iorwerth, Cyfnerth, and Blegywryd) and Latin versions. The passage concerns the division of property between a divorcing man and his wife. The author suggests that the nonsensical divisions indicate a public shaming that would demonstrate the losses soon to be suffered by the man and woman as well as the larger community. The author also suggests that there may be political undertones referring specifically to the troubled marriage of the ruler Llywelyn ap Iorwerth and Joan, illegitimate daughter of John of England. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Speculum , 77., 4 (October 2002):  Pages 1107 - 1127.
Year of Publication: 2002.

10. Record Number: 7061
Author(s): Quaglini, Diego.
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Title : Divortium a diversitate mentium: La separazione personale dei coniugi nelle dottrine di diritto commune (appunti per una discussione) [Although Roman law permitted divorce, theology and canon law distinguished between separation of spouses and dissolution of marriage. Separation was permitted on certain grounds, including adultery, mistreatment of wife by husband and the desire of one spouse to enter the religious life. The Council of Trent, however, reaffirmed the sacramental nature of marriage, including its indissolubility. Later canon law also restricted the possibility of separation. Title note supplied by Feminae].
Source: Coniugi nemici: la separazione in Italia dal XII al XVIII secolo.   Edited by Silvana Seidel Menchi and Diego Quaglioni .   Il mulino, 2000. Speculum , 77., 4 (October 2002):  Pages 95 - 118.
Year of Publication: 2000.

11. Record Number: 7062
Author(s): Meek, Christine.
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Title : Simone ha aderito alla fede di Maometto: La 'fornicazione spirituale'come causa di separazione (Lucca 1424)" [The ecclesiastical courts of Lucca largely dealt with the bond of marriage, leaving the property issues of a dissolution to the lay courts. In her petition for a divorce from Simone di Iacopo, Bartolomea di Matteo argued that her husband had gone over to Islam and had taken a Muslim wife. The ecclesiastical tribunal made careful inquiries and concluded that this was true. Bartolomea was granted a separation from Simone, but the marriage was not annulled. Title note supplied by Feminae].
Source: Coniugi nemici: la separazione in Italia dal XII al XVIII secolo.   Edited by Silvana Seidel Menchi and Diego Quaglioni .   Il mulino, 2000. Speculum , 77., 4 (October 2002):  Pages 121 - 139.
Year of Publication: 2000.

12. Record Number: 7063
Author(s): Chojnacki, Stanley.
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Title : Il divorzio di Cateruzza: rappresentazione femminile ed esito processuale (Venezia 1465 [Marriages helped unify the Venetian patriciate, and their dissolution undermined unity. Church courts dealing with dissolution of marriages had to take into account both law and politics. Church courts did not grant separations lightly, demanding evidence of marital failure; and they tried to promote reconciliation of spouses. The charges Cateruzza Vittori brought against her husband included keeping a servant as a concubine and failing to support his stepsons. Cateruzza obtained a rare case in this situation, perhaps because she had strong backing from her family and its connections. Title note supplied by Feminae]
Source: Coniugi nemici: la separazione in Italia dal XII al XVIII secolo.   Edited by Silvana Seidel Menchi and Diego Quaglioni .   Il mulino, 2000. Speculum , 77., 4 (October 2002):  Pages 371 - 416.
Year of Publication: 2000.

13. Record Number: 7065
Author(s): Esposito, Anna.
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Title : Convivenza e separazione a Roma nel primo Rinascimento [Wills from early-Renaissance Rome reveal frequent sexual use of servants as concubines, some of whom had illegitimate children. Many of the fathers were married men. Adultery did not often lead to divorce, but wife beating could. Six primary source documents, pp. 512-517. Title note supplied by Feminae].
Source: Coniugi nemici: la separazione in Italia dal XII al XVIII secolo.   Edited by Silvana Seidel Menchi and Diego Quaglioni .   Il mulino, 2000. Speculum , 77., 4 (October 2002):  Pages 499 - 517.
Year of Publication: 2000.

14. Record Number: 3708
Author(s): Stolte, Bernard.
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Title : Desires Denied: Marriage, Adultery, and Divorce in Early Byzantine Law
Source: Desire and Denial in Byzantium: Papers from the Thirty-First Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, March 1997.   Edited by Liz James. Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies, Publications 6 .   Variorum (Ashgate Publishing), 1999. Reading Medieval Studies , 25., ( 1999):  Pages 77 - 86.
Year of Publication: 1999.

15. Record Number: 5611
Author(s): Viscuso, Patrick, Father.
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Title : Late Byzantine Canonical Views on the Dissolution of Marriage
Source: Greek Orthodox Theological Review , 44., 40182 ( 1999):  Pages 273 - 290.
Year of Publication: 1999.

16. Record Number: 5337
Author(s): Burch, Sally L.
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Title : The Lady, the Lords, and the Priests: The Making and Unmaking of Marriage in "Amadas et Ydoine" [The author emphasizes the authority of the lords in the text to arrange marriages; clergy are clearly subordinates, but Ydoine uses deceit to manage the lords and arrive at her desired end].
Source: Reading Medieval Studies , 25., ( 1999):  Pages 17 - 31.
Year of Publication: 1999.

17. Record Number: 4366
Author(s): Viscuso, Patrick.
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Title : Late Byzantine Canonical Views on the Dissolution of Marriage
Source: Byzantine Studies Conference. Abstracts of Papers , 24., ( 1998):  Pages 74 - 75.
Year of Publication: 1998.

18. Record Number: 5590
Author(s): Heidecker, Karl.
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Title : Why Should Bishops Be Involved in Marital Affairs? Hincmar of Rheims on the Divorce of King Lothar II (855- 869)
Source: The community, the family, and the saint: patterns of power in early medieval Europe: selected proceedings of the International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, 4-7 July 1994, 10-13 July 1995.   Edited by Joyce Hill and Mary Swan International Medieval Research .   Brepols, 1998. Byzantine Studies Conference. Abstracts of Papers , 24., ( 1998):  Pages 225 - 235.
Year of Publication: 1998.

19. Record Number: 15503
Author(s): Precopi Lombardo, Annamaria
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Title : La Condizione femminile nelle comunità ebraiche di Sicilia [The late medieval Jewish community in Sicily maintained commercial, religious, and linguistic contacts throughout the Mediterranean region. Daughters of Sicilian Jewish families were treated like guests in their houses until they married. A young bride was expected to bring her husband a dowry and bear children. Royal law recognized Jewish legal norms and rites of marriage, except where Sicilian law differed from Jewish law. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Archivio Storico Siciliano , 24., 1 ( 1998):  Pages 94 - 119.
Year of Publication: 1998.

20. Record Number: 3046
Author(s): Airlie, Stuart.
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Title : Private Bodies and the Body Politic in the Divorce Case of Lothar II [Lothar II tried over the course of more than fifteen years to rid himself of his wife Theutberga in order to marry his concubine Waldrada].
Source: Past and Present , 161., (November 1998):  Pages 3 - 38.
Year of Publication: 1998.

21. Record Number: 2538
Author(s): Papadatou, Daphne.
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Title : Divorce by Mutual Consent and Its Customary Application in Byzantium
Source: Byzantinoslavica , 58., 2 ( 1997):  Pages 269 - 273.
Year of Publication: 1997.

22. Record Number: 666
Author(s): Jaski, Bart.
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Title : Marriage Laws in Ireland and on the Continent in the Early Middle Ages
Source: The Fragility of Her Sex?: Medieval Irishwomen in Their European Context.   Edited by Christine Meek and Katherine Simms .   Four Courts Press, 1996. Byzantinoslavica , 58., 2 ( 1997):  Pages 16 - 42.
Year of Publication: 1996.

23. Record Number: 32
Author(s): Flint, Valerie I. J.
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Title : Susanna and the Lothar Crystal: A Liturgical Perspective
Source: Early Medieval Europe , 4., 1 ( 1995):  Pages 61 - 86.
Year of Publication: 1995.

24. Record Number: 20797
Author(s): Pallarés Méndez, Maria del Carmen
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Title : Concienca y resistencia: la denuncia de la agresión masculina en la Galicia del siglo XV
Source: Arenal: Revista de Historia de las Mujeres , 2., 1 ( 1995):  Pages 67 - 79.
Year of Publication: 1995.

25. Record Number: 1381
Author(s): Hough, Carole A.
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Title : The Early Kentish "Divorce Laws": A Reconsideration of Aethelberht, Chs. 79 and 80 [argues that the text traditionally taken as evidence of divorce is in fact about a widow who either remains celibate, keeping her inheritance and children, or remarries and loses her inheritance and, possibly, her children as well].
Source: Anglo-Saxon England , 23., ( 1994):  Pages 19 - 34.
Year of Publication: 1994.

26. Record Number: 9536
Author(s): Laiou, Angeliki E.
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Title : Contribution à l'étude de l'institution familiale en Épire au XIIIème siècle [The author uses legal opinions from Demetrios Chomatenos and John Apokaukos to identify important trends in the history of the family in Epirus. Laiou argues that there was more flexibility in practice, citing divorce, concubines and illegitimate children, than the law would seem to suggest. The Appendix presents the Greek texts of two acts on divorce by Demetrios Chomatenos. The Article was originally published in Forschungen zur byzantinischen Rechtsgeschichte, 6 (1984): 275-323. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Gender, Society, and Economic Life in Byzantium. Angeliki E. Laiou Variorum Collected Studies Series .   Ashgate, 1992. Anglo-Saxon England , 23., ( 1994):  Pages 275 - 323. Earlier published in Studies in Church History 27 (1990): 53-78.
Year of Publication: 1992.

27. Record Number: 10970
Author(s): Colafemmina, Cesare.
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Title : La poligamia presso gli ebrei nel Medioevo [The Bible described monogamy as an ideal with polygamy as a concession to human frailty. The "Misnah" permitted polygamy for men who could fulfill thier duties to each wife. Christians often tolerated this in cases in which first wives did not conceive.
Source: Quaderni Medievali , 34., ( 1992):  Pages 114 - 122.
Year of Publication: 1992.

28. Record Number: 11227
Author(s): Grossman, Avraham.
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Title : Medieval Rabbinic Views on Wife-Beating, 800-1300
Source: Jewish History , 5., 1 (Spring 1991):  Pages 53 - 62.
Year of Publication: 1991.

29. Record Number: 37213
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Title : Woman who leaves her husband’s house
Source: Jewish History , 5., 1 (Spring 1991):
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30. Record Number: 40771
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Title : Case of Impotence
Source: Jewish History , 5., 1 (Spring 1991):
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