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Title Marriage in Europe, 1400-1800 / edited by Silvana Seidel Menchi ; with the collaboration of Emlyn Eisenach
Published Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 405 pages.)
Contents Legal background : European marriage law from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century / Charles Donahue Jr. (Harvard Law School) -- Marriage in the Holy Roman Empire of the German nation from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century : moral, legal and political order / Heide Wunder (University of Kassel) -- Marriage in Italy / Daniela Lombardi (University of Pisa) -- Legal regulation of marriage in England : from the fifteenth century to the 1640s / Richard H. Helmholz (University of Chicago Law School) -- Marriage formation : law and custom in the Low Countries, 1500-1700 / Manon van der Heijden (University of Leiden) -- Competing logics of public order : matrimony and the fight against illicit sexuality in Germany and Switzerland from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century / Susanna Burghartz (University of Basel) -- Marriage and love in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spain / Jesús M. Usunáriz (University of Navarra) -- Marriage in Sweden, 1400 1700 : formalism, collectivism and control / Mia Korpiola (University of Helsinski) -- Marriage in France from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century : political and juridical aspects / Anne Lefebvre-Teillard (University of Paris Law School) -- Mixed marriages in early modern Europe / Cecilia Cristellon (University of Frankfurt) -- Conjugal experiments in Europe, 1400-1800 / Silvana Seidel Menchi (University of Pisa)
Summary "Drawing on the extensive and underused body of legal records on marriage that exist in Europe's ecclesiastical and secular archives, Marriage in Europe, 1400-1800 examines the institution not just as it was theorized by jurists and theologians, but as it was lived in reality. A comparative history that examines England, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, the Low Countries, and Sweden, this volume features the extensive and meticulous research of twelve leading international experts in the field. Their essays make use of material from thirty-one European archives, as well as a range of canons and decretals, poems, letters, novels, and treatises, to offer a history of marriage, both Catholic and Protestant. Edited by Silvana Seidel Menchi, this collection is an essential resource for those interested in the history of marriage in Christian Europe"--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Marriage law -- Europe -- History.
Marriage -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History.
Marriage -- Social aspects -- Europe -- History.
Marriage -- Europe -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Eisenach, Emlyn, 1967- editor
Seidel Menchi, Silvana, editor
ISBN 1442625481 (electronic bk.)
9781442625488 (electronic bk.)