Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2013
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Herlihy , David.
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  • Title: Making Sense of Incest: Women and the Marriage Rules of the Early Middle Ages [The author discusses the Church’s vigorous marriage prohibitions, not only against consanguineous marriages, but also against marriage between persons related in ways other than by blood. He suggests that these prohibitions intended to reduce violence, ensure household harmony, and give fairer access to women. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Law, custom, and the social fabric in medieval Europe: essays in honor of Bryce Lyon.  Edited by Bernard S. Bachrach and David NicholasStudies in medieval culture.  Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, 1990.  Pages 1 - 16.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Canon Law Consanguinity Incest Marriage Social History Families
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  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 3- 4- 5- 6- 7- 8
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  • Author's Affiliation: Brown University
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  • Year of Publication: 1990.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0918720303