Including many texts available for the first time in modern English translation, Conor McCarthy brings together a wide array of writings as well as informative introductions and explanations, to give a vivid impression of how love, sex and marriage were dealt with as central issues of medieval life.
With extracts from literary and theological works, medical and legal writings, conduct books, chronicles and love letters, the writings range from well known texts such as the Letters of Abelard and Heloise, Beowulf and The Canterbury Tales to less familiar sources such as church legislation or court case proceedings.
An indispensable sourcebook for all students and teachers of medieval history, literature and culture, Love, Sex and Marriage in the Middle Ages contains a wide breadth of material showing the diverse and sometimes disparate approaches to love, sex and marriage in medieval culture, brilliantly illustrating contemporary attitudes and ideologies.
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"The book is valuable for its lucid, sensible contextualization and overviews as well as for its comprehensive collection of source material, and is an excellent addition to the many works in this subject area." - Medium Aevum 73 (2004)
"This source collection would be perfect for any undergraduate course on the subject of medieval sexuality, medieval marriage, or medieval literature. The extensive commentary on the excerpts as well as the exceptionally good introduction raise this work far above average." - Journal of the History of Sexuality 16 (2007)
"Conor McCarthy's book has a detailed and really excellent introduction ... this would make an excellent starting point for students accessing this material and historiography for the first time, but it also suggests investigation of sources that may not automatically spring to the mind even of someone more familiar with the subject matter. As such, the very diversity of sources is impressive ... they represent remarkably well most genres relevant to this area of study." - Nottingham Medieval Studies 48 (2004)
"By juxtaposing more visible texts that modern scholars tend to privilege with those that express a wider range of views and considerable divergence from the supposed norm (and are deserving of more detailed examination than they have so far received), McCarthy successfully conveys to his reader the diversity of medieval attitudes and encourages students of all levels to appreciate the complexity of the period, which is often lost in the modern need to generalize. By including such a detailed and well-developed discussion of historiography in his introduction, McCarthy provides a useful tool for instructors who address the historical process and the challenges posed by any attempt to interpret a society that is, in many ways, so far removed from our own." - H-France Review 4.106 (2004)
"Eminently erudite [...] remind(s) us of the wealth of documentation that remains from the Middle Ages, and the multiplicity of voices that speak to us about love, sex, marriage, and family." - Catholic Historical Review 90 (2004)
"This book provides an excellent one-volume introduction to this complex subject and makes available a wide range of material that otherwise would be rather difficult to collect, including a number of documents that previously have not been published in any modern edition." - Journal of Church and State 48 (2006)
"This is a very useful book for the teacher or student of medieval society." - Parergon 21 (2004)
"The publication of Love, Sex and Marriage in the Middle Ages: A Sourcebook is most welcome... It could be used in a wide variety of courses. In the hands of a knowledgeable teacher, it provides detail on many aspects of the fate of love, sex and marriage in the Middle Ages." - Glenn W. Olsen, The European Legacy: Toward New ParadigmsAbout the Author:
Conor McCarthy has published numerous articles on the history and literature of the Middle Ages, and has taught at universities in Ireland and England.
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Descrizione libro Routledge, 2003. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 1. Ecclesiastical Sources The Church Fathers 1. St Augustine, Confessions 2. St Augustine, The Excellence of Marriage 3. St Augustine, Holy Virginity 4. St Augustine, The Excellence of Widowhood 5. St Augustine, The City of God 6. St Jerome, Against Jovinian Anglo-Saxon England 7. The Penitential of Theodore 8. Bede, Ecclesiastical History of the English People 9. The Law of the Northumbrian Priests Theology and Canon Law 10. Gratian, Decretum 11. Peter Lombard, Sentences 12. Decretals of Gregory IX 13. St Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae 14. The Fourth Lateran Council 15. English Ecclesiastical Statutes Canon Law and Actual Practice 16. Marriage vows 17. An Ecclesiastical Court Case from the Province of Canterbury 18. Two Cases from an Episcopal Visitation of Canterbury Diocese 19. A Rural Dean's Court 2. Legal Sources Anglo-Saxon Law 20. Laws of thelbert of Kent 21. Laws of Ine of Wessex 22. Laws of King Alfred 23. Laws of King Canute 24. Concerning the Betrothal of a Woman 25. Old English Marriage Agreements Norman Law 26. Coronation Charter of Henry I 27. Magna Carta 28. Statutes of Westminster I 29. Statutes of Westminster II 30. Glanvill 31. Bracton 32. Britton 33. English Customary Laws 34. Cases from the Manorial Courts 35. The Case of John / Elanor Rykener 3. Biographies, Letters, Chronicles, Conduct Books Saints' Lives and Female Religious Writings 36. The Life of Christine of Markyate 37. Jacques de Vitry, The Life of Mary of Oignies 38. Bridget of Sweden, Liber Celestis 39. The Book of Margery Kempe Letters 40. Letters of Abelard and Heloise 41. The Paston Letters Chronicles 42. Chronicle of Richard of Devizes 43. Giraldus Cambrensis, The History and Topography of Ireland. 44. Annals of the Friars Minor of Colmar 45. Froissart, Chronicles Conduct Books 46. Holy Virginity 47. Book of the Knight of La Tour Landry 48. The Menagier of Paris 4. Literary Sources Old English Literature 49. Beowulf 50. The Wife's Lament 51. The Husband's Message 52. Wulf and Eadwacer 53. Riddles 25, 44, 45 54. Judith Latin Literature 55. Andreas Capellanus, De Amore 56. Alan of Lille, The Plaint of Nature 57. De Coniuge Non Ducenda Old French Literature 58. Etienne de Fougeres, Livre de Manieres 59. Marie de France, Yonec 60. Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun, The Romance of the Rose 61. Jean Bodel, The Peasant from Bailleul 62. Christine de Pizan, The Tale of Griselda 63. The Debate of the Rose 64. Francois Rabelais, Gargantua and Pantagruel Middle English Literature 65. Middle English Lyrics 66. In the Ecclesiastical Court 67. The Owl and the Nightingale 68. Cleanness 69. John Gower, Confessio Amantis 70. Geoffrey Chaucer, Portrait of the Pardoner 71. Geoffrey Chaucer, Wife of Bath's Prologue 72. Geoffrey Chaucer, Envoy a Bukton 73. William Langland, Piers Plowman 74. Ballad of the Tyrannical Husband 75. Thomas Hoccleve, Letter of Cupid 76. William Dunbar, Upon the Midsummer's Eve, Merriest of Nights 5. Medical Writings Medical Writings on Women's Health 77. Trotula 78. Pseudo-Albertus Magnus, Women's Secrets Medical Writings on Love 79. Avicenna, A Treatise on Love 80. Constantine Africanus, Viaticum 81. Gerard of Berry, Glosses on the Viaticum 82. Peter of Spain, Questions on the Viaticum (Version A) 83. Bona Fortuna, T. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0415307465
Descrizione libro Routledge, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0415307465
Descrizione libro Routledge, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110415307465
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97804153074681.0