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Medieval Monday: Ruth Mazo Karras on a Case of Medieval Unmarriage

Those in search of simple, old fashioned models of love and marriage might be disappointed by some of the realities of medieval coupling. “Tradition is always invented,” says Karras, who reminds us that the traditional marriage that people in the twenty-first century have invented for themselves is not really that similar to the state of matrimony in the Middle Ages.

Unmarriages–Now Available

Unmarriages: Women, Men, and Sexual Unions in the Middle Ages Ruth Mazo Karras 304 pages | 6 x 9 Cloth 2012 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4420-5 | $49.95 | £32.50 A volume… READ MORE