The Medieval Idea of Marriage

The Medieval Idea of Marriage

This wide-ranging book offers fascinating insights into the nature of marriage in the Middle Ages, both in its social, political, legal, and religious aspects, and its treatment in contemporary art and literature.

Author: Christopher Nugent Lawrence Brooke

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: UVA:X001605102

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 325

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This wide-ranging book offers fascinating insights into the nature of marriage in the Middle Ages, both in its social, political, legal, and religious aspects, and its treatment in contemporary art and literature. From such major topics as the role of the Church fathers and the Bible, and the practice and law of marriage, to the cult of celibacy and the relationship between marriage and architecture, Professor Brooke's illuminating study offers the most complete account of medieval marriage ever published. He draws on a remarkable group of case studies and sources, including the letters of Hel.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Medieval Idea of Marriage

The Medieval Idea of Marriage

This book offers an in-depth look at the nature of medieval marriage in the period 1000 to 1500.

Author: Christopher Nugent Lawrence Brooke

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39076001043962

Category: Marriage

Page: 325

View: 112

This book offers an in-depth look at the nature of medieval marriage in the period 1000 to 1500. Brooke surveys current approaches to the idea of marriage, exploring the practice and law of marriage, the cult of celibacy in the 11th and 12th centuries, and the relationship between marriage and architecture. He draws on a wide range of case studies and other sources, including the letters of Heloise and Abelard, the epics of Wolfram von Eschenbach, and Chaucer's poetry.
Categories: Marriage

The Medieval Idea of Marriage

The Medieval Idea of Marriage

This volume draws on many disciplines - history, art, theology and literature - in order to penetrate the special character of medieval marriage.

Author: Christopher Nugent Lawrence Brooke

Publisher:

ISBN: 0191676462

Category: Marriage

Page: 325

View: 514

This volume draws on many disciplines - history, art, theology and literature - in order to penetrate the special character of medieval marriage. It covers the entire period from 1000 to 1500, with special emphasis on the 12th and 13th centuries.
Categories: Marriage

Medieval Marriage

Medieval Marriage

Neil Cartlidge analyses a number of continental texts which are central to any study of medieval marriage - the De amore of Andreas Capellanus, Erec et Enide, and the letters of Abelard and Heloise - but it is the concern with marriage in ...

Author: Neil Cartlidge

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 0859915123

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

View: 364

Neil Cartlidge analyses a number of continental texts which are central to any study of medieval marriage - the De amore of Andreas Capellanus, Erec et Enide, and the letters of Abelard and Heloise - but it is the concern with marriage in the medieval literature of England in particular that forms the substance of this book.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Medieval Marriage

Medieval Marriage

Medieval Marriage shows how marriage symbolism emerged from the world of texts to become a social force affecting ordinary people.

Author: David d'Avray

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198208211

Category: History

Page: 322

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Covering the whole medieval period but identifying the decades around 1200 as decisive, this study shows how marriage symbolism emerged from the world of texts to become a social force affecting ordinary people.
Categories: History

The Medieval Marriage Scene

The Medieval Marriage Scene

"Discusses the latest research on medieval marriage, family, and related topics from the perspectives of literature, history, art history, law, religious studies, and economics, in multiple contexts from London to Valencia to the Levant"- ...

Author: Sherry Roush

Publisher: Mrts

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114590834

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 533

"Discusses the latest research on medieval marriage, family, and related topics from the perspectives of literature, history, art history, law, religious studies, and economics, in multiple contexts from London to Valencia to the Levant"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: History

Marriage Family and Law in Medieval Europe

Marriage  Family  and Law in Medieval Europe

'Michael's work has had a profound effect on my own...and I find myself constantly returning to [it]. Each time I find new material and new insights. Michael's work also affected numerous others.

Author: Michael M. Sheehan

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802081371

Category: History

Page: 330

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A collection of essays by Michael Sheehan, whose work and interpretation on medieval property, marriage, family, sexuality, and law has insprired scholars for 40 years.
Categories: History

Property and Virginity

Property and Virginity

One of the important areas of change involved the introduction of new rules on the legal requirements for marriage. Property and Virginity examines Icelandic law codes, marriage contracts, and other documents related to court proceedings.

Author: Agnes Siggerour Arnorsdottir

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9788779342057

Category: History

Page: 533

View: 700

Christianity changed the culture and society of Iceland, as it also did in other parts of Northern Europe during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. One of the important areas of change involved the introduction of new rules on the legal requirements for marriage. Property and Virginity examines Icelandic law codes, marriage contracts, and other documents related to court proceedings. Based on extensive source material never researched before, this pioneer study explores the very gradual Christianization of marriage in Iceland. It shows that this process, which lasted for hundreds of years, had consequences for family and kinship politics, for inheritance and property transfer, and for gender relations. As canon law began to change the old ritual of betrothal, the virginal state of the woman entering marriage gained greater importance. At the same time, marriage in the Late Middle Ages continued to include many elements of its older understanding as a contract concerning property transfer between families. A new perception of gender relations also arose, whereby women became partners in the actual contract-making. The 'handshake' was now between the husband and wife, instead of between the father of the bride and her future husband. The rituals connected to the different bonds gained new meaning: marriage was no longer a financial matter alone, but also involved religious beliefs and a closer union of the spouses.
Categories: History

Marriage in Medieval England

Marriage in Medieval England

A survey of attitudes to marriage as represented in medieval legal and literary texts.

Author: Conor McCarthy

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 1843831023

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 185

View: 351

A survey of attitudes to marriage as represented in medieval legal and literary texts.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Women Marriage and Family in Medieval Christendom

Women  Marriage  and Family in Medieval Christendom

The eleven essays offered in Women, Marriage, and Family in Medieval Christendom reflect the spirit and originality of Father Michael M. Sheehan, for whom the volume was collected.

Author: Michael McMahon Sheehan

Publisher: Western Michigan Univ Medieval

ISBN: UVA:X004335366

Category: Social Science

Page: 431

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The eleven essays offered in Women, Marriage, and Family in Medieval Christendom reflect the spirit and originality of Father Michael M. Sheehan, for whom the volume was collected. The essays consider three thematic categories that were dominant in most of Sheehan's own scholarly work: the role, position, and contributions of medieval women; the development of Christian marriage, especially in the High Middle Ages; and the secular family with its legal and emotional relationships. A close reading of the papers, particularly those concerned with the themes of marriage and the family, reveal what we can designate as the Sheehan school of social history. The collection expands on several of Sheehan's research areas, and while it shows a considerable interest in medieval England, it does not disregard the Continent. The volume is a worthy tribute to Sheehan and will be of great interest to students of social and legal history, women's history, the development of marriage, and the idea of the family.
Categories: Social Science

The Olde Daunce

The Olde Daunce

In this volume a variety of perspectives reevaluate the nature of friendship, desire, and the olde daunce of love in the Middle Ages.

Author: Robert Edwards

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791404390

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 311

View: 659

In this volume a variety of perspectives reevaluate the nature of friendship, desire, and the olde daunce of love in the Middle Ages. Challenging earlier scholarly notions about medieval marriage, this book suggests and explores the legitimacy of marital friendship, affection, and mutuality. The authors explore the relationship of medieval love to companionship, equality, and power, and relate medieval expressions of love to a number of issues including creativity, reading and writing, voyeurism, chastity, violence, and even hate. The book reconsiders the theological, philosophical, and legal background of medieval attitudes toward marriage, analyzes expressions of love and desire in European vernacular literature, and considers several implications of Chaucer's treatment of love, marriage, and sexuality.
Categories: Family & Relationships

How Marriage Became One of the Sacraments

How Marriage Became One of the Sacraments

Rather than focusing on a particular aspect of intellectual and institutional developments, this book examines them in depth and in detail from their ancient precedents to the Council of Trent.

Author: Philip L. Reynolds

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316790908

Category: Law

Page:

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Among the contributions of the medieval church to western culture was the idea that marriage was one of the seven sacraments, which defined the role of married folk in the church. Although it had ancient roots, this new way of regarding marriage raised many problems, to which scholastic theologians applied all their ingenuity. By the late Middle Ages, the doctrine was fully established in Christian thought and practice but not yet as dogma. In the sixteenth century, with the entire Catholic teaching on marriage and celibacy and its associated law and jurisdiction under attack by the Protestant reformers, the Council of Trent defined the doctrine as a dogma of faith for the first time but made major changes to it. Rather than focusing on a particular aspect of intellectual and institutional developments, this book examines them in depth and in detail from their ancient precedents to the Council of Trent.
Categories: Law

Marriage and Friendship in Medieval Spain

Marriage and Friendship in Medieval Spain

Professor Stone uses this text to provide us with a glimpse into the social history of Medieval Spain. It is an essential building block for future studies and critical editions of "Las Siete Partidas."

Author: Marilyn Stone

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015032895859

Category: History

Page: 187

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"Marriage and Friendship in Medieval Spain" explores the themes of betrothal, marriage, parenthood and friendship in the famous Spanish law code compiled during the reign of Alfonso X (1252-1284). The often quoted "Siete Partidas" are the sources for hispanic law and for legal precedents in the United States today; yet, the text of Book Four concerning friendship, relations between men and women and relationships between parents and children has not been analyzed in depth before. Professor Stone uses this text to provide us with a glimpse into the social history of Medieval Spain. It is an essential building block for future studies and critical editions of "Las Siete Partidas."
Categories: History

How Marriage Became One of the Sacraments

How Marriage Became One of the Sacraments

Rather than focusing on a particular aspect of intellectual and institutional developments, this book examines them in depth and in detail from their ancient precedents to the Council of Trent.

Author: Philip Lyndon Reynolds

Publisher:

ISBN: 1316795225

Category: RELIGION

Page:

View: 217

Categories: RELIGION

Love Marriage and Family Ties in the Later Middle Ages

Love  Marriage  and Family Ties in the Later Middle Ages

This volume addresses the current fashion for research on the family and domesticity in the past.

Author: International Medieval Congress

Publisher: Brepols Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111943150

Category: History

Page: 340

View: 130

This volume addresses the current fashion for research on the family and domesticity in the past. It draws together work from various disciplines - historical, art-historical and literary - with their very different source materials and from a broad geographical area, including some countries - such as Croatia and Poland - which are not usually considered in standard text books on the medieval family. This volume considers the various affective relationships within and around the family and the manner in which those relationships were regulated and ritualized in more public arenas. Despite their disparate approaches and geographical spread, these essays share many thematic concerns; the ideologies which structured gender roles, inheritance rights, incest law and the ethics of domestic violence, for example, are all considered here. This collection originates from the Leeds IMC in 2001 when the special strand was entitled Domus and Familia and attracted huge participation. This book aims to reflect that richness and variety whilst contributing to an expanding area of historical enquiry.
Categories: History

Love and Marriage in the Age of Chaucer

Love and Marriage in the Age of Chaucer

Spicing erudition with wit, Professor Kelly takes a new look at medieval attitudes toward love, sexuality, and marriage, and he corrects a number of long-standing misconceptions embodied in the concept of courtly love.

Author: H.A. Kelly

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781592445226

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 368

Spicing erudition with wit, Professor Kelly takes a new look at medieval attitudes toward love, sexuality, and marriage, and he corrects a number of long-standing misconceptions embodied in the concept of courtly love. Through a close examination of canon law, the common practice of clandestine marriage, writings on mysticism, and medieval poetry - particularly Gower's 'Confessio amantis' and Chaucer's romances and their sources - he concludes that medieval lovers favored matrimony and did not consider sexual passion incompatible with virtue. His evidence contradicts the theory, closely associated with C.S. Lewis, that extramarital love was preferred in the Middle Ages, and that the sexual pleasures celebrated by poets were necessarily regarded as immoral by society at large. By placing religious and cultural conventions in their proper context, Professor Kelly shows that the hopes and fears of medieval lovers were much the same as those of lovers of all other ages.
Categories: History

Medieval Marriage Sermons

Medieval Marriage Sermons

Kings and nobles had accepted the authority of Church courts over marriage cases; they were probably coming to accept monogamy and indissolubility as an ideal; but in practice they had learnt to work the system by playing the broad ...

Author: David D'Avray

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191580678

Category: History

Page: 331

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Before the advent of printing, the preaching of the friars was the mass medium of the middle ages. This edition of marriage sermons reveals what a number of famous preachers actually taught about marriage. David D'Avray teases out the close connection between marriage symbolism and social, cultural, and legal realities in the thirteenth century. The relation between genre, content, and gender is analysed, with particular attention to the likely impact of preaching, viewed as a means of intellectual power in competition with vernacular genres and other social forces. Its mass diffusion anticipated printing, but the means of production were those of the monastic scriptorium. Professor D'Avray's textual criticism and palaeographical analsyis of these sermons undermines central assumptions of both medieval and early modern historians of the book. He establishes a technique of textual criticism appropriate for texts of this kind: a pragmatic compromise between simple transcriptions which ignore stemmatic relation and full-scale editions attempting to fit all manuscripts into a genealogical table, Medieval Marriage Sermons makes an important contribution both to the sermon literature of the period, and to our understanding of marriage and its religious and cultural significance in the middle ages.
Categories: History

Women and Marriage in German Medieval Romance

Women and Marriage in German Medieval Romance

Ritterideal, Erzahlstru/etur und Darstellungsstil, Berlin 1962 Brooke, C. N. L., The medieval idea of marriage, Oxford 1991 Brundage, J. A., Law, sex, and Christian society in medieval Europe, Chicago 1990 Buettner, B. C., ...

Author: D. H. Green

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521513357

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 261

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In contrast to the widespread view that the Middle Ages were a static, unchanging period in which attitudes to women were uniformly negative, D. H. Green argues that around 1200 the conventional relationship between men and women was subject to significant challenge through discussions in the vernacular literature of the period. Hitherto scholarly interest in gender relations in such literature has largely focused on French romance or on literature in English from a later period. By turning the focus on the rich material to be garnered from Germany - the romances Erec, Tristan and Parzival - Professor Green shows how some vernacular writers devised methods to debate and challenge the undoubted antifeminism of the day by presenting a Utopian model, supported by a revision of views by the Church, to contrast with contemporary practice.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Marriage Sex and Civic Culture in Late Medieval London

Marriage  Sex  and Civic Culture in Late Medieval London

Puhlie Piers Plowman: Modern Scholarship and Late Medieval English Culture. University Park: Pennsylvania ... Biller, P. P. A. “Marriage Patterns and Women's Lives: A Sketch of a Pastoral Geography. ... The Medieval Idea of Marriage.

Author: Shannon McSheffrey

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812203974

Category: History

Page: 304

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Awarded honorable mention for the 2007 Wallace K. Ferguson Prize sponsored by the Canadian Historical Association How were marital and sexual relationships woven into the fabric of late medieval society, and what form did these relationships take? Using extensive documentary evidence from both the ecclesiastical court system and the records of city and royal government, as well as advice manuals, chronicles, moral tales, and liturgical texts, Shannon McSheffrey focuses her study on England's largest city in the second half of the fifteenth century. Marriage was a religious union—one of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church and imbued with deep spiritual significance—but the marital unit of husband and wife was also the fundamental domestic, social, political, and economic unit of medieval society. As such, marriage created political alliances at all levels, from the arena of international politics to local neighborhoods. Sexual relationships outside marriage were even more complicated. McSheffrey notes that medieval Londoners saw them as variously attributable to female seduction or to male lustfulness, as irrelevant or deeply damaging to society and to the body politic, as economically productive or wasteful of resources. Yet, like marriage, sexual relationships were also subject to control and influence from parents, relatives, neighbors, civic officials, parish priests, and ecclesiastical judges. Although by medieval canon law a marriage was irrevocable from the moment a man and a woman exchanged vows of consent before two witnesses, in practice marriage was usually a socially complicated process involving many people. McSheffrey looks more broadly at sex, governance, and civic morality to show how medieval patriarchy extended a far wider reach than a father's governance over his biological offspring. By focusing on a particular time and place, she not only elucidates the culture of England's metropolitan center but also contributes generally to our understanding of the social mechanisms through which premodern European people negotiated their lives.
Categories: History