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Title To have and to hold : marrying and its documentation in Western Christendom, 400--1600 / edited by Philip L. Reynolds, John Witte.

Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.

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 UniM Bail  306.8109182 TOHA    AVAILABLE
Physical description xv, 519 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Marrying and its documentation in pre-modern Europe : consent, celebration, and property / Philip L. Reynolds -- 2. Marrying and its documentation in later Roman law / Judith Evans-Grubbs -- 3. Marrying and the Tabulae Nuptiales in Roman North Africa from Tertullian to Augustine / David G. Hunter -- 4. Dotal charters in the Frankish tradition / Philip L. Reynolds -- 5. Marriage and diplomatics : five dower charters from the regions of Laon and Soissons, 1163-1181 / Laurent Morelle -- 6. Marriage agreements from twelfth-century Southern France / Cynthia Johnson -- 7. Marriage contracts in medieval England / R. H. Helmholz -- 8. Marriage contracts and the church courts of fourteenth-century England / Frederik Pedersen -- 9. Marrying and marriage litigation in medieval Ireland / Art Cosgrove -- 10. Marriage contracts in medieval Iceland / Agnes S. Arnorsdottir -- 11. Contracting marriage in renaissance Florence / Thomas Kuehn -- 12. Marital property law as socio-cultural text : the case of late-medieval Douai / Martha C. Howell -- 13. Marriage contracts, liturgies, and properties in reformation Geneva / John Witte, Jr.
Summary "This volume analyzes how, why, and when pre-modern Europeans documented their marriages - through property deeds, marital settlements, dotal charters, church court depositions, and other indicia of marital consent. The authors consider both the function of documentation in the process of marrying and what the surviving documents say about pre-modern marriage and how people in the day understood it."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Reynolds, Philip Lyndon, 1950-
Witte, John, Jr., 1959-
Subject Marriage -- History.
Marriage -- History -- Sources.
Marital property -- History.
Marriage -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History.
Marriage law -- History.
ISBN 0521867363 (hardback)
9780521867368 (hardback)