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Introduction

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Book chapter

...The Middle Ages (800–1400) were rich and vibrant centuries in the history of European culture, society, and intellectual thought. Emerging state powers, the growing influence of the Christian Church, demographic change, and economic...

In Private: The Individual and the Domestic Community

A Cultural History of the Emotions in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Prelude: Private or Public, Individual or Communal? In the contemporary West, we are accustomed to distinguishing between private and public, between the thoughts and behaviors we confine to ourselves or to our immediate circle...

Kinship and Power: Dynasty, Lineage, and Social Networks

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...Topic/Event Description Medieval polities, whether they be empires, kingdoms, dukedoms, etc, were typically ruled by families. Thus, one of the most important ways to examine those polities is by studying the families that ruled them. Even...

Education

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Book chapter

...A vast spectrum of educational provision existed in the medieval West, in terms of training children and adolescents for adult life. The nature of that provision was neither consistent nor uniform across Europe—it might be determined...

Heterosexuality

A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Book chapter

...Heterosexuality did not exist in the Middle Ages. It is true that acts of intercourse, reproduction, marriage, fornication, and prostitution were as common throughout medieval history as they are today, but the rubric under which these acts...

Resolution

Celibate Marriages in Late Antique and Byzantine Hagiography : The Lives of Saints Julian and Basilissa, Andronikos and Athanasia, and Galaktion and Episteme

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Book chapter

...Diversity marks the VJB, VAA and VGE, ensuring that the Christian ideal of celibate marriage was not simple to formulate. Each vita’s attempt to resolve the marriage/celibacy dilemma is marred by a prevalent mistrust of sexual intercourse...

Private Life and the Middle Ages

The Ages of Faith : Popular Religion in Late Medieval England and Western Europe

I.B.Tauris, 2009

Book chapter

...This chapter was originally published in The Month, September/October 1990, pp. 388–92. The copyright belongs to Trustees for Roman Catholic Purposes (114 Mount Street, London W1)The publication of volume 3, Passions of the Renaissance...

Implications of a Celibate Marriage

Celibate Marriages in Late Antique and Byzantine Hagiography : The Lives of Saints Julian and Basilissa, Andronikos and Athanasia, and Galaktion and Episteme

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Book chapter

...Exploration of these celibate marriages has found more differences than similarities, unsurprisingly, given the lack of a typology for celibate marriage. The trend continues if we examine what each of these unions actually entails. Certain...

Geography and the Environment

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Book chapter

...The daily lives of families in medieval Europe were profoundly affected by their geographical location and the environment. Their material culture and diet were influenced by where and how they lived. Children and adults who lived during...

Family and Kinship

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...Theme Description Family, broadly defined, is one of the most ubiquitous and fundamental aspects of human societies the world over. In addition to defining the family and mapping kinship structures across various cultures, the historical...