The Medieval Marriage Scene: Prudence, Passion, Policy

Penn State Medieval Studies, Vol. 1

The Medieval Marriage Scene: Prudence, Passion, Policy

Edited by Sherry Roush (Penn State ) and Cristelle L. Baskins (Tufts University )
2005 | 216 + xxviii pp. | 6 ills. | 978-0-86698-343-3 | Hardcover 6 x 9 in
MRTS 299 | $40 | £30 |

The Medieval Marriage Scene: Prudence, Passion, Policy brings together expert scholarship on fictive, artistic, legal, ethical, and economic facets of the institution of marriage across Europe between roughly 500 and 1550. The twelve contributors draw on a tremendous wealth of scholarship on medieval marriage produced over the past thirty years (including Duby, Gies, Brookes, Sheehan, Brundage, Herlihy, Molho, and Klapisch-Zuber) to challenge preconceived notions of marriage and related topics (such as widowhood, the family, and mystical marriage), appealing to a broad spectrum of students and scholars of the European Middle Ages.