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1. Record Number: 13630
Author(s): Musson, Anthony.
Title : Crossing Boundaries: Attitudes to Rape in Late Medieval England [The author argues that many recent researchers have misinterpreted documents about rape because they do not have a full understanding of the legal system. Musson cites cases in royal, ecclesiastical and civic courts in which rape apparently was not actually involved. For example, a jury gave a very brief sentence perhaps in order to control behavior like extramarital sex. 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 84 - 101.
Year of Publication: 2005.