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The Lord's First Night: The Myth of the Droit de Cuissage

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From the late Middle Ages to The Marriage of Figaro to Mel Gibson's Braveheart, the ultimate symbol of feudal barbarism has been the droit de cuissage, or right of a feudal lord to sleep with the bride of a vassal on her wedding night. The droit de cuissage even resurfaced in the debate over the French Penal Code of 1992 as a synonym for sexual harassment.

But, as Alain Bou
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Paperback, 310 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by University Of Chicago Press
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The myth that a noble could have sex with a woman on her wedding night really needs to go away, and this book makes it do that.
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