Marriage, Sex And Death: The Family And The Fall Of The Roman West by Emma SouthonMarriage, Sex And Death: The Family And The Fall Of The Roman West by Emma Southon

Marriage, Sex And Death: The Family And The Fall Of The Roman West

byEmma Southon

Hardcover | May 11, 2017

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By the end of the fifth century, with the structural collapse of the Roman Empire in the west, Western Europe had fallen into the so-called Dark Ages. With the power of Rome removed, the Catholic Church stepped in to fill the void; its political rise, alongside that of the Germanic kingdoms, led to dramatic changes in law, politics, power, and culture. Against the backdrop of that upheaval, the family became a vitally important area of focus for cultural struggles related to morality, law, and tradition. This book explores those battles in order to demonstrate, through the family, the intersections between Roman and Christian legal culture, thought, and political power.
Emma Southon, who lives in Belfast, is a freelance writer and editor.
Title:Marriage, Sex And Death: The Family And The Fall Of The Roman WestFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.2 × 6.1 × 0.8 inPublished:May 11, 2017Publisher:Amsterdam University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9462980357

ISBN - 13:9789462980358

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Table of Contents

AbbreviationsIntroductionTerminology and Time FrameStructurePart One: Creating New FamiliesChapter One: Property, Power and Bride PriceChapter Two: Consent to BetrothalChapter Three: Betrothal, Desire, and Emotional AttachmentChapter Four: Having ChildrenChapter Four: Family PlanningConclusions to Part OnePart Two: MarriageChapter One: Property and the Limits of MarriageChapter Two: Sex and the Meaning of MarriageChapter Four: DivorceChapter Five: ConcordiaConclusions to Part TwoPart Three: ParenthoodChapter One: Patrimony and FatherhoodChapter Two: The Role and Meaning of FatherhoodChapter Three: The Legal Role of MothersChapter Four: The Nurturing MotherChapter Five: Parents and BetrothalChapter Six: Parents and Adult ChildrenConclusions to Part ThreeConclusionsAppendix One: The Law CodesAppendix Two: Table of Incidence of Laws Concerning Betrothal and MarriageAppendix Three: Table of Incidence of Laws Concerning ParentingNotes