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Marriage on Trial: Late Medieval German Couples at the Papal Court (Studies in medieval and early modern canon law, Vol. 10) (Cannon Law)
In the first detailed study of papal penitentiary materials on marriage, renowned medieval historian Ludwig Schmugge tells the exciting stories of seduced maidens, too-closely-related husbands and wives, and thousands of couples who faced lawsuits -- all of whom had transgressed marriage law on various grounds in the Middle Ages. This work vividly describes many of the ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published November 21st 2012 by The Catholic University of America Press
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Three stars here should be taken as *very* subjective. Here's why: the way history is practiced in the U.S., Britain, and France emphasizes argument; the data is a means to that end. Continental historians, on the other hand, make the accumulation -- the very *thorough* accumulation -- of evidence the end in and of itself, and no national group of historians typifies this more than German scholars. Schmugge's book on medieval marriage cases is an example of that type of book: exhaustive and ...more