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The Medieval Idea of Marriage

The Medieval Idea of Marriage
Author: Christopher N. L. Brooke
ISBN 13: 9780198217770
ISBN 10: 198217773
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1989-08-31
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352
List Price: $155.00

This book offers a fascinating insight into the nature of medieval marriage in the period 1000 to 1500. Brooke surveys current approaches to the idea of marriage, exploring the practice and law of marriage, the cult of celibacy in the 11th and 12th centuries, and the relationship between marriage and architecture. He draws on a wide range of case studies and other sources, including the letters of Heloise and Abelard, the epics of Wolfram von Eschenbach, and Chaucer's poetry.