Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4020
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Butler , Sara M.
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  • Title: Maintenance Agreements and Male Responsibility in Late Medieval England [The author examines cases brought by separated wives asking for support before both royal and ecclesiastical courts. Although there was no one single pattern for alimony, courts generally sought equity in the couples' financial arrangements. However, the courts had difficulty forcing angry or estranged husbands to pay the decreed amounts to their wives. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Boundaries of the Law: Geography, Gender, and Jurisdiction in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.  Edited by Anthony Musson.  Ashgate, 2005.  Pages 67 - 83.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Alimony Courts of Law Courts of Law, Ecclesiastical Dower Husbands Law Marital Separations Wives
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14- 15
  • Related Resources: Sara Butler also examines the church's influence on marriage, but her perspective is that of separated and abandoned wives in medieval England and their quest for maintenance and support from abusive of neglectful husbands. She reminds the reader of the s
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  • Author's Affiliation: Loyola University, New Orleans
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  • Year of Publication: 2005.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0754650901
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