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Author Butler, Sara M. (Sara Margaret)
Title The language of abuse : marital violence in later medieval England / by Sara M. Butler.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007.

Author Butler, Sara M. (Sara Margaret)
Series Later medieval Europe, 1872-7875 ; v. 2
Later medieval Europe ; v. 2. 1872-7875
Subject Family violence -- England -- History -- To 1500.
Wife abuse -- England -- History -- To 1500.
Women -- Violence against -- England -- History -- To 1500.
Families -- England -- To 1500.
Description 1 online resource (x, 286 pages) : illustrations.
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Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-279) and index.
Contents Setting the scene: discourses of passivity and violence -- Types and frequency of abuse in the medieval law courts -- Causes of marital tension -- The acceptability of marital violence: six case studies -- Regulating marital violence: the family and the community -- Scolds, personal liability, and marital violence.
Summary "The Language of Abuse provides the first comprehensive examination of marital violence in later medieval England. Drawing from a wide variety of legal and literary sources, this book develops a nuanced perspective of the acceptability of marital violence at a time when social expectations of gender and marriage were in transition. As such, Butler's work contributes to current debates concerning the role of the jury, levels of violence in late medieval England, the power relationship within marriage, and the position of women in medieval society."--Jacket.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789047418955 (electronic bk.)
9047418956 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1163/ej.9789004156340.i-287
OCLC # 503440995
Additional Format Print version: Butler, Sara M. (Sara Margaret). Language of abuse. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007 (DLC) 2006052716

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