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Introduction

Louise J. Wilkinson

Louise J. Wilkinson is Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at Canterbury Christ Church University and author of Women in Thirteenth-Century Lincolnshire, and co-editor of The Rituals and Rhetoric of Queenship: Medieval to Early Modern. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...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

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...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

Christian Raffensperger

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Christian Raffensperger is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Pre-Modern and Ancient World Studies Program at Wittenberg University, OH, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nathan Leidholm

Nathan Leidholm is Assistant Professor in the Program in Cultures, Civilizations and Ideas at Bilkent University, Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Amy Livingstone

Amy Livingstone is Associate Dean of the Honors College and Professor of History at Ball State University, IN, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...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

Louise J. Wilkinson

Louise J. Wilkinson is Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at Canterbury Christ Church University and author of Women in Thirteenth-Century Lincolnshire, and co-editor of The Rituals and Rhetoric of Queenship: Medieval to Early Modern. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...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...

Parents and Adult Children

Emma Southon

Emma Southon lives in Belfast and is a freelance writer and editor. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Marriage, Sex and Death : The Family and the Fall of the Roman West

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

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...When discussing the relationship between fathers and their adult sons after the son’s marriage the primary sources tend to focus on two aspects: the role of the father in guiding and aiding his son in his career, and the duty of the son...

Life-Stages in the Byzantine Middle Ages

Stephanie Novasio

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Stephanie Novasio is a PhD candidate at the University of Birmingham, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nathan Leidholm

Nathan Leidholm is Assistant Professor in the Program in Cultures, Civilizations and Ideas at Bilkent University, Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Amy Livingstone

Amy Livingstone is Associate Dean of the Honors College and Professor of History at Ball State University, IN, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...Topic/Event Description In Byzantium, the eastern Roman Empire, fundamental ideas about age, the family, and the stages of life (childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and so on) were influenced by the empire’s inheritance of the laws...

Betrothal, Desire, and Emotional Attachment

Emma Southon

Emma Southon lives in Belfast and is a freelance writer and editor. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Marriage, Sex and Death : The Family and the Fall of the Roman West

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

Book chapter

...In poems and epithalamia (‘wedding songs’) betrothal is also presented as being something contracted by the family, with the single exception of Sigibert and Brunhild’s marriage in Venantius Fortunatus’s epithalamium.Ven Fort. Carm 6.5...

World Contexts

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Book chapter

...Other chapters within this volume have discussed the problèmatique of the study of the child and the family in the period before the European early modern era. It suffices to say here that the pioneering work of Philippe Ariès, nuanced...

Health and Science

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Book chapter

...Many possible narratives of childhood existed in the cultural repertoire of the Middle Ages: tales of innocence or corruption; tales of the exceptional or the ordinary child; tales of the spiritual or the physiological. It is with the last...

Preliminaries

Decline and Fall of the Sasanian Empire : The Sasanian–Parthian Confederacy and the Arab Conquest of Iran

I.B. Tauris, 2008

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...The Arsacids Sometime before the middle of the third century BCE, an Iranian people known as the DahaeFor the Dahae, see de Blois, F. and Vogelsang, W., ‘Dahae’, in Ehsan Yarshater (ed.), Encyclopae- dia Iranica, pp. 581–582, New York...