Love, Marriage, and Family in the Middle Ages

ISBN-10: 1551111047
ISBN-13: 9781551111049
Edition: 2001
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Broadview Press
Publication date: 9/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 524
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

"A great virtue of this reader is the length of its selections--not just snippets, but long enough portions for students to get a real sense of how the text works." - Ruth Mazo Karras, University of Minnesota

Introduction
Foundations and Influences
The Biblical Foundations
The Germanic Foundations
Theological Foundations: Augustine, On the Good of Marriage
Theological Foundations: Augustine on Marriage as a Social Institution
Legal Foundations: The Burgundian Laws
Legal Foundations: Anglo-Saxon Laws
Pastoral Foundations: The Penitential of Theodore
Love and Its Dangers
A Biblical Celebration of Love
The Biblical Regulation of Sexual Behavior
The Marriage of Thorsteinn and Spes
Charlemagne's Daughter and Her Lover
The Ideology of Courtly Love
Troubadour Love Poetry
Goliardic Love Songs
Vernacular Songs of Love
Adulterous Love: The Story of Equitan
A Debate about Love and Marriage: The Owl and the Nightingale
Abelard and Heloise
Paolo and Francesca
Edward III's Love for the Countess of Salisbury (1342)
The Paston Family on Love and Marriage
Prosecutions and Punishments for Sexual Misconduct
Marriage and the Church
The Theology of Marriage: Peter Lombard's Sentences
A Woman's View of Marriage: Hildegard of Bingen's Scivias
The Good of Marriage: Etienne de Fougeres
Ecclesiastical Legislation: The Fourth Lateran Council (1215)
Episcopal Legislation: The Statutes of Salisbury (1217-19)
The Parish Priest and the Rules of Marriage
How to Dissolve a Marriage
Marriage Litigation in Fifteenth-Century London
Marriage Ceremonies, Rituals, and Customs
Pope Nicholas's Letter to a Bulgarian King (866)
The Legend of St. Nicholas and the Three Dowries
A Bad Courtship and a Good: Ruodlieb
The Liturgy of Marriage
Popular Customs and Marriage Celebrations
Husbands and Wives
An Early Christian View of Husbands and Wives
Tertullian: To His Wife (ca. 200)
An Anti-Matrimonial Diatribe
A Grieving Husband: The Death of Einhard's Emma
The Marriage of Guibert of Nogent's Parents
Cautionary Tales
A Sermon on the Ideal Husband
A Popular View of Marriage: The Vision of Piers the Plowman
St. Bernardino on Marriage
The Fifteen Joys of Marriage
Marriage and Family
Marriage Among the Franks
Counting Families in the Ninth Century
Spiritual Marriages
A Rebellious Wife
An Unhappy Marriage: Godelieve of Ghistelle
A Lord Asserts his Rights: Gerald of Aurillac
Duplicitous Wives and Illegitimate Heirs
The Legitimation of Children
Feudal Marriage
A Fraudulent Marriage Agreement (1280)
Marriage Cases in Village Courts
Housing and Households
Domestic Violence
Childbirth
Gregory the Great on Sex, Childbirth, and Purity
A Medical Discussion of Childbirth
Description of a Birthing Chamber
Prayers for Women in Childbirth
Rejoicing for a Safe Delivery
Parents and Children
Biblical Advice on Parent/Child Relations
Jerome on the Education of Girls
Frankish Parents' Grief
An Unhappy Childhood: Guibert of Nogent
The Ideals of Childhood
Intrafamilial Conflict
Parents, Children, and Child-rearing
A Happy Childhood: Jean Froissart
The Instruction of Children
The Care of Orphans
Beyond Christendom
Laws Regulating Contact Between Jews, Muslims, and Christians
Marriage Cases in the Jewish Community
A Jewish Merchant's Letter
A Jewish Father's Advice: Eleazar of Mainz
Islamic Teachings on Marriage and the Family
Christian Misunderstanding of Islamic Teachings on Marriage
The Cathars' Rejection of Marriage
Index of Topics
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