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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...

Betrothal, Desire, and Emotional Attachment

Emma Southon

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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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...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...

Parents and Betrothal

Emma Southon

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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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...The dominant discourses surrounding parenthood construct both mother and fatherhood as being affectively connected to their children while they are in their infancy. The moment of becoming a parent was expected to fundamentally change...

Divorce

Emma Southon

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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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...Alongside the emergence of theological conversations concerning correct sexual behaviour in marriage came conversations around whether marriage could be ended. The concept of the indissolubility (sacramentum) of Christian marriage is one...

Introduction

Anne P. Alwis

Anne P. Alwis is Senior Lecturer at the University of Kent, UK. Her research interests lie in hagiography, narrative and gender in late Antiquity and Byzantium. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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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

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...This book is a literary study of the curious phenomenon of celibate marriage as depicted in the Greek vitae of saints Julian and Basilissa, BHG 970: Greek edition in F. Halkin , ‘La passion ancienne...

Introduction

Andrew Fear

Andrew Fear is Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Manchester and author of Rome and Baetica (Oxford, 1996), The Lives of the Visigothic Fathers (Liverpool, 1997) and Orosius: Seven Books of History against the Pagans (Liverpool, 2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jamie Wood

Jamie Wood is Principal Lecturer in History at the University of Lincoln (UK). He works on the social and religious history of the late antique West, especially in the Iberian Peninsula and has published widely on the works of Isidore of Seville. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Isidore of Seville and his Reception in the Early Middle Ages : Transmitting and Transforming Knowledge

Amsterdam University Press, 2016

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...We would like to thank the staff of the Instituto Cervantes for their support and the participants at the workshop we held there in 2013 for their feedback on the papers that were delivered there, as well as the members of the Medieval...

Wrongs

A Cultural History of Law in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Introduction Lawyers talk funny. Though perhaps medieval legal historians talk funnier still.See, e.g., the insightful exchange between Donahue (2003) and Hyams (2000). Indeed, their subject matter demands it. Perhaps nowhere is this more...

“Byzantine” People: Powerful Women and Wimpy Men

Leonora Neville

Leonora Neville studies Byzantine culture and society, and is the John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe Professor of Byzantine History at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Her work focuses on medieval history writing, authority, gender, and the importance of the classical past for Byzantine culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Byzantine Gender

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

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...Gender in the Medieval Roman Empire has been rarely examined as such, which is odd given the prominent role played by ideas of gender in creating common images of “Byzantine” society. Since the early ninth century, when Pope Leo...

Conclusions to Part 3

Emma Southon

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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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...As we noted in Part 1, the primary cultural, societal and personal motivations for having children were to continue family name and protect patrimony, to ensure care in old age for parents and for emotional fulfilment of the couple. While...

Property, Power and Bride Price

Emma Southon

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

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

Book chapter

...We begin with the issue of property and betrothal. It is a truism that Roman law was concerned not with marriage, but with the ancestral, property and financial consequences of marriage.Buckland, 1963: p. 106; Crook, 1990: p. 166...