Marriage in Medieval England Law, Literature and Practice by Conor McCarthyMarriage in Medieval England Law, Literature and Practice by Conor McCarthy

Marriage in Medieval England Law, Literature and Practice

byConor McCarthy

Hardcover | January 1, 2005

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Medieval marriage has been widely discussed, and this book gives a brief and accessible overview of an important subject. It covers the entire medieval period, and engages with a wide range of primary sources, both legal and literary. It draws particular attention to local English legislation and practice, and offers some new readings of medieval English literary texts, including 'Beowulf', the works of Chaucer, Langland's 'Piers Plowman', the 'Book of Margery Kempe' and the 'Paston Letters'. Focusing on a number of key themes important across the period, individual chapters discuss the themes of consent, property, alliance, love, sex, family, divorce and widowhood. CONOR MCCARTHY gained his PhD from Trinity College Dublin.
Title:Marriage in Medieval England Law, Literature and PracticeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:9.46 × 6.3 × 0.8 inPublished:January 1, 2005Publisher:Boydell & Brewer IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1843831023

ISBN - 13:9781843831020

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An ambitious, careful and well-researched account that introduces a new level of juridical subtlety to the analysis of a wide range of medieval marriage texts and provides an insightful characterization of specific tensions within marriage laws and theology. MEDIEVAL REVIEW