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Family and Kinship

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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... of the previous interest in the family. At the same time, scholars such as Constance Bouchard and Amy Livingstone questioned the over-arching theories of the previous decades, bringing nuance, regional variations, and a focus on affective...

Kinship and Power: Dynasty, Lineage, and Social Networks

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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... Structure and Family Consciousness among the Aristocracy in the Ninth to Eleventh Centuries. Francia 14 (1986): 639–58. A classic work which covers familial relationships, and conceptions of them, among western European elites. Amy...

Marriage

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...Topic/Event Description Following the definition of sociologist Edvard Westermarck, medieval marriage was “a relation of one or more men to one or more women […] recognized by custom or law and involv[ed] certain rights and duties both...

Kinship and Gender in Medieval Western Europe

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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... assemblies. Scholars such as Kimberley LoPrete and Amy Livingstone, however, have shown the continued existence of “lordly women” in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries who were able to carry out many public and political roles. Studies...

Fictive and Adoptive Kinship in Medieval Islamicate Societies

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...Topic/Event Description Some discrepancy between normative forms of kinship and descent and the less regulated, more unpredictable social reality must inevitably exist in all societies. This tension between neat ideals and complex reality...

Life-Stages in the Byzantine Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...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...