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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...

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

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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...

Parents and Betrothal

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

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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...

Conclusions to Part 2

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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...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...

Property and the Limits 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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... of the submissive wife.See Southon, 2008. During the patristic era, such sentiments were often manifested in hyperbolic texts about the evil nature – and consequent rightful place, dress and behaviour – of Christian women.Tertullian’s De Cultu...

Adultery

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 a result of the new Christian focus on sexual behaviour driven by the Augustinian definition of the core reason for marriage, from the fifth century a new motif emerged which openly challenged a married man’s right to have sexual contact...

Having Children

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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... individual salvation from the very earliest Christian texts.Southon, 2008. It is this that writers such as Gregory and Salvian are drawing on when they construct their works. In Salvian’s case, this new conception of procreation is used...

Introduction

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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... broadly be seen as being typified by those who have attempted to identify a Roman/Germanic dichotomy, and those who have examined a Christian/non-Christian dichotomy.Southon, Callow, and Harlow, 2012.Harper, 2013: 161.Southon, Callow,...

Patrimony and Fatherhood

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 primary focus of attention for the codes in terms of family law, far more so than any other genre, is the division of the patrimony upon the death of the parents. We have already seen this focus on property at the point of betrothal...