Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8891
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Karras , Ruth Mazo.
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  • Title: The Latin Vocabulary of Illicit Sex in English Ecclesiastical Court Records [The author conducts a survey of the terminology that courts used to refer to various types of sexual behavior, particularly adultery, fornication, and prostitution. The language is far from straightforward, as different terms could be used for the same behaviors, depending on the individual case. Moreover, it is often unclear what behaviors are being described. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Journal of Medieval Latin 2, ( 1992): Pages 1 - 17.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Adultery Canon Law Courts of Law, Ecclesiastical Latin Language Prostitutes Sexuality
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 07789750