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Title Fama : the politics of talk and reputation in medieval Europe / edited by Thelma Fenster and Daniel Lord Smail
Published Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2003


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Description vii, 227 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Introduction / Thelma Fenster, Daniel Lord Smail -- PART I. FAMA AND THE LAW -- Fama and the law in twelfth-century Tuscany / Chris Wickham -- Fama as a legal status in renaissance Florence / Thomas Kuehn -- Silent witnesses, absent women, and the law courts in medieval Germany / Madeline H. Caviness, Charles G. Nelson -- PART II. FAMA AND REPUTATION -- Good name, reputation, and notoriety in French customary law / F.R.P. Akehurst -- Infamy and proof in Medieval Spain / Jeffrey A. Bowman -- Constructing reputations : fama and memory in Christine de Pizan's Charles V and L'Advision Christine / Lori J. Walters -- PART 3. FAMA AND SPEECH -- Sin, speech, and scolding in late medieval England / Sandy Bardsley -- Romancing the world : fama in the middle English Sir Launfal and Athelston / Richard Horvath -- Fama and pastoral constraints on rebuking sinners : the book of Margery Kempe / Edwin D. Craun -- Conclusion / Thelma Fenster, Daniel Lord Smail
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-218) and index
Subject Reputation (Law) -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Law, Medieval -- Social aspects.
Author Fenster, Thelma S.
Smail, Daniel Lord.
LC no. 2002154830
ISBN 0801439396 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780801439391 (cloth : alk. paper)
0801488575 (paperback: alk. paper)
9780801488573 (paperback: alk. paper)