Marriage, Sex, and Civic Culture in Late Medieval London.

Using extensive evidence from archival documents from both the ecclesiastical court system and the records of city and royal government, as well as advice manuals, chronicles, moral tales, and liturgical texts, McSheffrey examines how marital and sexual relationships were woven into the fabric of la...

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Author / Creator: McSheffrey, Shannon.
Other Authors / Creators:Karras, Ruth Mazo.
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006.
Series:The Middle Ages Ser.
Local Note:Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2022. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Dedication Page
  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Part I. Law and Social Practice in the Making of Marriage in Late Medieval London
  • 1. Making a Marriage
  • 2. Courtship and Gender
  • 3· By the Father's will and the Friends' Counsel
  • 4. Gender, Power, and the Logistics of Marital Litigation
  • 5· Place, Space, and Respectability
  • Part II. Governance, Sex, and Civic Morality
  • 6. Governance
  • 7· Gender, Sex, and Reputation
  • Conclusion: Sex, Marriage, and Medieval Concepts of the Public
  • Appendix: Legal Sources
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments.