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Love & Marriage in Late Medieval London

Translated by Shannon McSheffrey

Love & Marriage in Late Medieval London
Paperback, 98 pages £12.00
Published: 1995
ISBN: 9781879288539
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Subjects: Law, Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies
Series: TEAMS Documents of Practice Series

Depositions (or testimony) in marriage cases brought before fifteenth-century English church courts reveal the attitudes and feelings of medieval people towards the marital bond.

Acknowledgments Introduction Church Courts and the Canon Law of Marriage The Laity and Marriage Litigation in Fifteenth-Century England Courtship and Marriage Customs Depositions and Late Medieval London Court Procedure Suggestions for Further Reading Depositions from Marital Litigation Courtship and the Making of a Marriage Contract Exchange of Gifts Rituals at Marriage Location of the Exchange of Consent The Domestic Contract followed by Banns Contracts Conditional on the Consent of Family Members Common Knowledge and Concern about Marriage Disputed Contracts: Attempting to Escape False Testimony Multiple Contracts and Bigamy Divorce: Coercion or Force and Fear Divorce: Cruelty Fornication Adultery Notes

Shannon McSheffrey is a Professor of History at Concordia University. Her research interests include gender, law, marriage, and popular religion in Late Medieval England.



Publication Details:


Binding:
 Paperback , 98 pages
ISBN:
 9781879288539

BIC Code:
 HBLC1, LAZ, LNMB
BISAC Code:
  HIS037010, LAW060000
Imprint:
 Medieval Institute Publications


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