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The Resource Married life in the Middle Ages, 900-1300, Elisabeth Van Houts

Married life in the Middle Ages, 900-1300, Elisabeth Van Houts

Label
Married life in the Middle Ages, 900-1300
Title
Married life in the Middle Ages, 900-1300
Statement of responsibility
Elisabeth Van Houts
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Married Life in the Middle Ages, 900-1300 contains an analysis of the experience of married life by men and women in Christian medieval Europe, c. 900-1300. The study focusses on the social and emotional life of the married couple rather than on the institutional history of marriage, breaking it into three parts: Getting Married - the process of getting married and wedding celebrations; Married Life - the married life of lay couples and clergy, their sexuality, and any remarriage; and Alternative Living - which explores concubinage and polygyny, as well as the single life in contrast to monogamous sexual unions. In this volume, van Houts deals with four central themes. First, the tension between patriarchal family strategies and the individual family member's freedom of choice to marry and, if so, to what partner; second, the role played by the married priesthood in their quest to have individual agency and self-determination accepted in their own lives in the face of the growing imposition of clerical celibacy; third, the role played by women in helping society accept some degree of gender equality and self-determination to marry and in shaping the norms for married life incorporating these principles; fourth, the role played by emotion in the establishment of marriage and in married life at a time when sexual and spiritual love feature prominently in medieval literature
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Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Van Houts, Elisabeth M. C
Dewey number
306.850940902
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HQ513
  • D900
LC item number
.V364 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford studies in medieval European history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marriage
  • Marriage
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Manners and customs
  • Marriage
  • Marriage
  • Social conditions
  • Europe
  • Ehe
  • Mittelalter
  • Paar
  • Religion
  • Soziale Situation
  • Zwischenmenschliche Beziehung
  • Europa
Label
Married life in the Middle Ages, 900-1300, Elisabeth Van Houts
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1048122652
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 298 pages
Isbn
9780198798897
Lccn
2018955003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1048122652
Label
Married life in the Middle Ages, 900-1300, Elisabeth Van Houts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1048122652
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 298 pages
Isbn
9780198798897
Lccn
2018955003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1048122652

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