By I Davis, S Rees Jones, M. Muller
This quantity addresses the present type for study at the relations and domesticity some time past. It attracts jointly paintings from a number of disciplines - ancient, art-historical and literary - with their very diversified resource fabrics and from a vast geographical zone, together with a few international locations - resembling Croatia and Poland - which aren't often thought of in average textual content books at the medieval relatives. This quantity considers many of the affective relationships inside of and round the relations and the style during which these relationships have been regulated and ritualized in additional public arenas. regardless of their disparate techniques and geographical unfold, those essays percentage many thematic issues; the ideologies which based gender roles, inheritance rights, incest legislations and the ethics of household violence, for instance, are all thought of the following. This assortment originates from the Leeds IMC in 2001 while the precise strand was once entitled Domus and Familia and attracted large participation. This e-book goals to mirror that richness and diversity when contributing to an increasing zone of old enquiry.
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Verhulst, Le Paysage rural: Les Structures parcellaires de l’Europe du Nord-Oeust (Turnhout: Brepols, 1995); idem, Agrarian Revolutions: Myth or Reality? (Louvain-La-Neuve: Belgisch Centrum voor Landelijke Geschiedenis, 1989); idem, ‘L’Intensification et la commercialisation de l’agriculture dans le Pays-Bas méridionaux au XIIIe siècle’, Sartoniana, 2 (1985), 71–95. The Properties of Marriage in Late Medieval Europe 35 market economy’ is a response to such overstatements — the fact remains that feudal law, customary law regulating non-feudal property, and even ‘written’ law echoed deeply imbedded cultural norms regarding land’s permanence.
But the union Duby studied was not based, as the companionate marriage would be, on desire, companionship, and friendship, but on property and political interests. Lawrence Stone’s equally important The Family, Sex and Marriage in England, 1500–1800, the first full historical account of the development of the companionate 8 Georges Duby, Medieval Marriage: Two Models from Twelfth-Century France (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1978). Later restatements and elaborations include his The Knight, the Lady, and the Priest: The Making of Modern Marriage in Medieval France, trans.
But it is no exaggeration to say that these goods, like the buildings that attached to land, so derived their meaning from their association with land that the marriage exchange, like all property relations in medieval Europe, was based on the economy of land. Animals and stores of grain, equipment and even buildings had no use except when attached to land, and no value in an economy where most value was still derived from use. 25 Land, at least as it functioned in the medieval economy, was a particular kind of asset, and it is these particularities that then gave marriage its stability, allowing it to function so well as a bedrock of social and gender order.
Love, Marriage and Family Ties in the Middle Ages by I Davis, S Rees Jones, M. Muller