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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...

Parents and Betrothal

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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

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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...

Property, Power and Bride Price

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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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...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...

Conclusions to Part 1

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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...While the post-Imperial legal codes are not interested in marriage or betrothal in processes or life course stages in and of themselves, but in the property ownership matters which arise as a result of their occurrence, the literary texts...

Conclusions to Part 2

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 1997 Pauline Stafford noted that ‘[g]eneralizing about marriage, Medieval or modern, is an exciting but often misleading activity’ and this seems a fitting conclusion for such a diverse chapter.Stafford, 1997, p. 376. What is clear...

Conclusions

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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...We began this work with a New York Times article, one which questioned the role of marriage in the modern Western world and considered its cultural purpose, and with some thoughts about how the family is changing its meaning in the modern...

The Legal Role of Mothers

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 legal construction and handling of mothers and motherhood is one of the few areas of familial law that has received a good amount of scholarly attention. Women in late Roman law have been well covered, while the Frankish laws have been...

Sex and the Meaning of Marriage

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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...That marriage is instituted for the production of children is a truism. However, the elements of this purpose change depending on the discourse context in which they are discussed. While within the legal discourse we see the focus...

Concordia

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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...So far, all the discourses of marriage and the issues that have emerged have focused only on the most practical or most negative aspects: death, divorce, property and control. Where marriage is discussed in a Christian context the dominant...