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Published: 28 February 2019

312 Pages | 3 black and white images


ISBN: 9780198798897

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Married Life in the Middle Ages, 900-1300

Elisabeth van Houts

Oxford Studies in Medieval European History

  • The first major analysis of the experience of married life by men and women in Christian medieval Europe between 900 and 1300
  • Observes the lived experience of the married couple as it emerges from chronicles and medieval fiction
  • Argues that the woman's role in the debate on the formation of marriage was more significant than previously thought
  • Addresses debates surrounding not only marriage, but also concubinage, polygyny, and the single life