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Law and kinship in thirteenth century England. By Sam Worby . (Royal Historical Society, Studies in History.) Pp. viii + 198 incl. 2 ills and 9 tables. Woodbridge–Rochester, NY: Boydell Press, 2015 (first publ. 2010). £6 (paper). 978 0 86193 338 9 - Volume 68 Issue 1 - Christof Rolker
One of the key concepts of Max Weber's "The City" was that in northwestern Europe landed nobility and urban patricians were clearly distinguished; for Weber, this was indeed the main reason to locate the occidental city in the north rather than in the Mediterranean. It has often been tought that tournament books and armorials produced this very dif...
This article traces the history of medieval canon (and Roman) law on 'hermaphrodites' as a third sex, bodily different from both men and women. Contrary to what has been claimed, there is no evidence for hermaphrodites being persecuted in the Middle Ages, and the learned laws did certainly not provide any basis for such persecution. The legal statu...
Ambigous, ‚hermaphroditic‘ bodies are liminal bodies, making visible what normally remains invisible, namely, the construction of sex and gender. For the Middle Ages, the history of intersex cannot be written on the basis of medical and legal texts, even less so than for other periods. Narrative sources from the late Middle Ages display a strikingl...
Ivo of Chartres was one of the most learned scholars of his time, a powerful bishop and a major figure in the so-called ‘Investiture Contest’. Christof Rolker here offers a major new study of Ivo, his works and the role he played in the intellectual, religious and political culture of medieval Europe around 1100 AD. Comparing Ivo's extensive corres...
If we set out to explore ‘discipline and diversity’ in the medieval Church, canon law presents itself as a possible starting point: canon law was first of all disciplinary law. Its history can be, and has been, told as an interplay of moral decline and reform, as a conflict between discipline and diverse customs, as a struggle between one eternal o...
Die vorliegende Bibliographie gibt einen Überblick über das historische und publizistische Werk Heinrich von Treitschkes einschließlich postumer Ausgaben. Die teils massiven Änderungen, die Treitschke von Auflage zu Auflage vorgenom-men hat, lassen mitunter deutliche Wandlungen in seinem Denken hervortreten. Daher ist neben einer möglichst großen V...