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1. Record Number: 20475
Author(s): Schmugge, Ludwig
Title : Barbara Zymermanin's Two Husbands [In 1465 the Papal Penitentiary commissioned the bishop of Bamberg to examine the case of Barbara Zimermanin. She was wed to one man by her guardians but compelled by her brothers to marry another. The second man tried to claim Barbara and her possessions; but she cohabitated with the first man as his wife, bearing him children. One of Zymermanin's concerns in petitioning the penitentiary was to defend the legitimacy of her children. 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 289 - 298.
Year of Publication: 2006.