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Knight, the Lady and the Priest The Making of Modern Marriage in Medieval France

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ISBN-10: 0226167682

ISBN-13: 9780226167688

Edition: N/A

Authors: Georges Duby, Barbara Bray

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This ambitious study sets out to discover what marriage meant in the daily lives of the nobles of the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth centuries. Through entertaining anecdotes, family dramas, and striking quotations, Duby succeeds in bringing his subjects to life, making us feel as if we understand the motives and conflicts of those who inhabited the distant past. "It is typical of Duby's modest spirit and his book-long concern with the ancient status of beleaguered wives that he ends his study with a plea: 'We must not forget the women. Much has already been said about them. But how much do we really know?' Not everything, certainly, but far more than we did before the author began these…    
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 1/15/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 332
Size: 6.54" wide x 9.09" long x 0.69" tall
Weight: 0.990

Jean Giono was born in France on March 30, 1985. He was an author about whom Germaine Bree and M. Guiton have written, "When Giono's first novel, Colline (Hill of Destiny) appeared in 1929, it struck a fresh, new note. . . . After Proust and Gide, Duhamel and Romains, Cocteau and Giraudoux, what could be more restful than a world of wind and sun and simple men who apparently had never heard of psychological analysis, never confronted any social problems, never read any books. . ." (An Age of Fiction). Raised by his shoemaker father in a small town in the south of France, Giono's fiction has its roots in the peasant life of Provence. Horrified by his experiences in World War I, Giono…    

Introduction
Preface
The Marriages of King Philip I
Moral Values: Priests and Knights The Eleventh Century
Marriage According to Bourchard
Robert the Pious
Princes and Knights
The Heretics Around Eleven Hundred
The Lives of the Saints, Male and Female
Guibert of Nogent
Yves of Chartres The Twelfth Century
The Royal Family
Literature
The Lords of Amboise
The Counts of Guines
Genealogical Tables
Notes
Index