Stolen Women In Medieval England

Author: Caroline Dunn
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107017009
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Stolen Women In Medieval England from the Author: Caroline Dunn. The first comprehensive exploration of women's multifaceted experiences of forced and consensual ravishment in medieval England.

Stolen Women In Medieval England

Author: Caroline Dunn
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139789414
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Stolen Women In Medieval England from the Author: Caroline Dunn. This study of illicit sexuality in medieval England explores links between marriage and sex, law and disorder, and property and power. Some medieval Englishwomen endured rape or were kidnapped for forced marriages, yet most ravished women were married and many 'wife-thefts' were not forced kidnappings but cases of adultery fictitiously framed as abduction by abandoned husbands. In pursuing the themes of illicit sexuality and non-normative marital practices, this work analyses the nuances of the key Latin term raptus and the three overlapping offences that it could denote: rape, abduction and adultery. This investigation broadens our understanding of the role of women in the legal system; provides a means for analysing male control over female bodies, sexuality and access to the courts; and reveals ways in which female agency could, on occasion, manoeuvre around such controls.

Stolen Women In Medieval England

Author: Caroline Dunn
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ISBN: 9781139776530
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Stolen Women In Medieval England from the Author: Caroline Dunn. This study of illicit sexuality in medieval England explores links between marriage and sex, law and disorder, and property and power. Some medieval Englishwomen endured rape or were kidnapped for forced marriages, yet most ravished women were married and many 'wife-thefts' were not forced kidnappings but cases of adultery fictitiously framed as abduction by abandoned husbands. In pursuing the themes of illicit sexuality and non-normative marital practices, this work analyses the nuances of the key Latin term raptus and the three overlapping offences that it could denote: rape, abduction and adultery. This investigation broadens our understanding of the role of women in the legal system; provides a means for analysing male control over female bodies, sexuality and access to the courts; and reveals ways in which female agency could, on occasion, manoeuvre around such controls.

Standards Of Living In The Later Middle Ages

Author: Christopher Dyer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521272155
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Standards Of Living In The Later Middle Ages from the Author: Christopher Dyer. Between 1200 and 1520 medieval English society went through a series of upheavals: this was an age of war, pestilence and rebellion. This book explores the realities of life of the people who lived through those stirring times. It looks in turn at aristocrats, peasants, townsmen, wage-earners and paupers, and examines how they obtained their incomes and how they spent them. This revised edition (1998) includes a substantial new concluding chapter and an updated bibliography.

Women In Medieval English Society

Author: Mavis E. Mate
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521587334
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Women In Medieval English Society from the Author: Mavis E. Mate. Examination of the evidence and major issues and debates deciding the position of women in medieval society.

Women Reading And Piety In Late Medieval England

Author: Mary C. Erler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521024570
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Women Reading And Piety In Late Medieval England from the Author: Mary C. Erler. Women, Reading, and Piety in Late Medieval England traces networks of female book ownership and exchange which have so far been obscure, and shows how women were responsible for both owning and circulating devotional books. In seven narratives of individual women who lived between 1350 and 1550, Mary Erler illustrates the ways in which women read and the routes by which they passed books from hand to hand. These stories are prefaced by an overview of nuns' reading and their surviving books, and are followed by a survey of women who owned the first printed books in England. An appendix lists a number of books not previously attributed to religious women's ownership. Erler's narratives also provide studies of female friendship, since they situate women's reading in a network of family and social connections. The book uses bibliography to explore social and intellectual history.

A Punishment For Each Criminal

Author: Christine Ekholst
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004271627
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A Punishment For Each Criminal from the Author: Christine Ekholst. In A Punishment for Each Criminal Christine Ekholst provides the first in-depth analysis of how gender influenced Swedish medieval legislation. The book explores the important legislative changes that took place when women were made personally responsible for their own crimes.

Gender And Petty Crime In Late Medieval England

Author: Karen Jones
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9781843832164
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Gender And Petty Crime In Late Medieval England from the Author: Karen Jones. First full-length study of the relations between gender and crime in late medieval England.

Women In Medieval Society

Author: Brenda Bolton
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812210880
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Women In Medieval Society from the Author: Brenda Bolton. Investigates the rights and responsibilities of medieval women and the reasons for the lessening of their public activity in the late Middle Ages

Indulgences In Late Medieval England

Author: R. N. Swanson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052188120X
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Indulgences In Late Medieval England from the Author: R. N. Swanson. A 2007 history of indulgences (or pardons) in late medieval England.