The Knight, the Lady and the Priest: The Making of Modern Marriage in Medieval France

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This ambitious study sets out to discover what marriage meant in the daily lives of the nobles of the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth centuries. Through entertaining anecdotes, family dramas, and striking quotations, Duby succeeds in bringing his subjects to life, making us feel as if we understand the motives and conflicts of those who inhabited the distant past. It is typical of Duby's modest spirit and his book-long concern with the ancient status of beleaguered wives that he ends his study with a plea: 'We must not forget ...

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The Knight, the Lady and the Priest: The Making of Modern Marriage in Medieval France
1994, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226167688

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