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The Papal Reform 1046–1073

Colin Morris

in The Papal Monarchy: The Western Church from 1050 to 1250

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269250
eISBN:
9780191600708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269250.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The generation after 1050 saw a revolution in the government of the Roman church, which became increasingly independent of both the local Roman nobility and the German emperors. Reformers demanded a ... More


The Cult of Celibacy in The Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries 1

Christopher N. L. Brooke

in The Medieval Idea of Marriage

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205043
eISBN:
9780191676468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205043.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Ideas

This chapter discusses the prevailing call and motions for strengthening celibacy among the ranks of Church members and the laity during the 11th and 12th centuries. In this chapter the prevailing ... More


Introduction

Lawrence Stone

in Uncertain Unions: Marriage in England 1660–1753

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202530
eISBN:
9780191675386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202530.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This introductory chapter outlines the coverage of this book, which is about the uncertainties and ambiguities surrounding the making of marriage in early modern England. This book provides a series ... More


A Historical Perspective of Women’s Activism in Hong Kong

Adelyn Lim

in Transnational Feminism and Women's Movements In Post-1997 Hong Kong: Solidarity Beyond the State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888139378
eISBN:
9789888313174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139378.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter outlines the major historical aspects of women's activism during the British colonial period (1843–1997) and the emergence of feminist politics in the lead up to governance under the PRC ... More


Informal Marriages in Roman Law

Göran Lind

in Common Law Marriage: A Legal Institution for Cohabitation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195366815
eISBN:
9780199867837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366815.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter discusses the degree to which common law marriage can find its origins in Roman family law, whether the Roman concepts can contribute to explaining the legal structure of common law ... More


Informal Marriages in Canon Law

Göran Lind

in Common Law Marriage: A Legal Institution for Cohabitation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195366815
eISBN:
9780199867837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366815.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter discusses informal marriages under canon law. It considers the influence of Roman law, and traces the evolution of canon law understanding of marriage from the Middle Ages to the Council ... More


The Law and Custom of Marriage

Lawrence Stone

in Road to Divorce: England 1530-1987

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198226512
eISBN:
9780191678646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198226512.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses the law and custom of marriage. The second section discusses modes of courtship. There were three modes of courtship in early modern England, each of which was characteristic ... More


Women and the Counter-Reformation in Early Modern Münster

Simone Laqua-O'Donnell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199683314
eISBN:
9780191763236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683314.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

Women and the Counter-Reformation in Early Modern Münster examines how women from different social backgrounds encountered the Counter-Reformation. The focus is on Münster, a city in the north of ... More


Clandestine and Irregular Marriages

David Cressy

in Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201687
eISBN:
9780191674983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201687.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines irregular and clandestine marriages in Elizabethan and early Stuart England. The period between 1560 and 1640 stands out as a period of exceptional cultural discipline when it ... More


Equality and Marriage

BERNARD LEWIS

in Race and Slavery in the Middle East: An Historical Enquiry

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195053265
eISBN:
9780199854561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195053265.003.0012
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The chapter discusses the voice of Islamic piety on miscegenation. There are no bars to racial intermarriage. There are no racial and inferior races. This was a concern that arose from the legal ... More


Blood Ties in the Colonial Sexual Economy

Brooke N. Newman

in A Dark Inheritance: Blood, Race, and Sex in Colonial Jamaica

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300225556
eISBN:
9780300240979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300225556.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Offering a narrative case study of two families in colonial Jamaica, the Taylors/Tailyours and the Johnstons, chapter 4 shows how customary practice and personal whim regulated the illicit unions ... More


The Politics of Marriage in Medieval India: Gender and Alliance in Rajasthan

Sabita Singh

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199491452
eISBN:
9780199098293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199491452.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book challenges monolithic cultural constructs and valorization of indigenous society. Marriage being a social act reveals a lot about society and its attitudes. A wide timeframe has been taken ... More


Living with One or More Partners

Elisabeth van Houts

in Married Life in the Middle Ages, 900-1300

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198798897
eISBN:
9780191839542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798897.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

This chapter discusses the phenomenon of elite polygyny. It also contains a section on living together in arrangements that were not deemed formal marriages, and there is a brief discussion on Jewish ... More


Revolutionizing the Family: Politics, Love, and Divorce in Urban and Rural China, 1949-1968

Neil Diamant

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217201
eISBN:
9780520922389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217201.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 1950, China's new Communist government enacted a Marriage Law to allow free choice in marriage and easier access to divorce. Prohibiting arranged marriages, concubinage, and bigamy, it was one of ... More


Gender, Migration, and Empire

Marie-Paule Ha

in French Women and the Empire: The Case of Indochina

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199640362
eISBN:
9780191754265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640362.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter traces the evolution of the French female emigration movement launched at the turn of the century. According to its supporters, sending women overseas could solve myriad social and ... More


Female Hereditary Performers in Post-Independence India: Communities, Histories and Livelihoods

Anna Morcom

in Illicit Worlds of Indian Dance: Cultures of Exclusion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199343539
eISBN:
9780199388189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199343539.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter focuses on the communities of female hereditary performers themselves. Drawing on evidence from colonial ethnographies as well as from contemporary fieldwork, it begins by outlining the ... More


A Bishop, his Priests, and their Concubines

Simone Laqua-O’Donnell

in Women and the Counter-Reformation in Early Modern Münster

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199683314
eISBN:
9780191763236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683314.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

The chapter examines all three parties involved in concubinage: Church, clerics, and women. With the help of letters written by concubines themselves or by their relatives and friends, it ... More


Pirate-Settlers of Madagascar

Kevin P. McDonald

in Pirates, Merchants, Settlers, and Slaves: Colonial America and the Indo-Atlantic World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520282902
eISBN:
9780520958784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282902.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

One of the most intriguing aspects of this global trade network was the creation of pirate settlements “from below,” by Euro-American pirates and local Malagasy allies. The main pirate settlement of ... More


Prostitutes, courtesans and public morality

Brian Pullan

in Tolerance, Regulation and Rescue: Dishonoured women and abandoned children in Italy, 1300-1800

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991296
eISBN:
9781526115034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991296.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Chapter 3 discusses developments in public policy and intellectual attitudes towards prostitution and sexual immorality in early modern Italy. It shows how attempts were made to discipline courtesans ... More


Mortifications Peculiarly Their Own: Rape, Concubinage, and White Paternity

Libra R. Hilde

in Slavery, Fatherhood, and Paternal Duty in African American Communities over the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469660677
eISBN:
9781469660691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469660677.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the sexual exploitation of slavery and enslaved women’s feelings towards children born of rape and concubinage and their reactions to the white fathers of their children. A ... More


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