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Love and Marriage in the Middle Ages

ISBN-10: 0226167739

ISBN-13: 9780226167732

Edition: N/A

Authors: Georges Duby, Jane Dunnett

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Preeminent medieval scholar Georges Duby argues that the structure of sexual relationships took its cue from the family and from feudalism--both bastions of masculinity--as he reveals the role of women, what they represented, and what they were in the Middle Ages. Beautifully written in Duby's characteristically nuanced and powerful style, this collection is an ideal entree into Duby's thinking about marriage and the diversities of love, spousal decorum, family structure, and their cultural context in bodily and spiritual values. Love and Marriage in the Middle Ages will be of great interest to students in social and cultural history, medieval and early modern history, and women's studies, as well as those interested in the nature of social life in the Middle Ages. Georges Duby (1919-1996) was a member of the Acadeacute;mie franccedil;aise and for many years held the distinguished chair in medieval history at the Collegrave;ge de France. His books include The Three Orders; The Age of Cathedrals; The Knight, the Lady, and the Priest; Love and Marriage in the Middle Ages; and History Continues, all published by the University of Chicago Press.
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Book details

List price: $77.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 2/1/1994
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 242
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Sources and Acknowledgments. Authors Note
Love and Marriage
Marriage in early medieval society
What do we know about love in twelfth-century France?
The matron and the mismarried woman
On courtly love
Le Roman de la Rose
Towards a history of women in France and Spain
Family Structures
Family structures in the West during the Middle Ages
An examination of aristocratic family structures in eleventh-century France in relation to State structures
Philip Augustus's France. Social changes in aristocratic circles
Culture, Values and Society
Problems and methods in cultural history
The history of value systems
The Renaissance of the twelfth century: audience and patronage
Observations of physical pain in the Middle Ages
Memories without historians
Heresies and societies in pre-industrial Europe between the eleventh and eighteenth centuries
Index