By Eve Salisbury, Georgiana Donavin, Merrall Llewelyn Price
"Challenges readers to recognize the level to which violence figured in medieval texts and, with this popularity, to re-evaluate what the works train us not just concerning the remedies and troping of sufferers within the medieval global but in addition how those styles are part of the social heritage of family violence."--Ann Dobyns, collage of DenverDomestic Violence in Medieval Texts addresses a subject severe to our realizing of the medieval past--its notions of youth and marital kin, its attitudes towards corporal punishment, and its contribution to the shaping of our present-day notions of kin values. utilizing quite a lot of past due medieval narratives, together with poetry, legislation, sermons, saints' lives, drama, and iconography, the authors discover the that means and social results of punitive violence in the family sphere. because the first assortment to research such early manifestations of an issue nonetheless afflicting society this day, it will likely be an insightful reference not just for medievalists yet for college students of literature, background, sociology, psychology, and legislation as well.Contents: advent, by means of Eve Salisbury, Georgiana Donavin, and Merrall Llewelyn rate half One. family Violence and the Law 1. studying Silence: household Violence within the King's Courts in East Anglia, 1422-1442, by means of Philippa Maddern 2. The "Reasonable" legislation of household Violence in overdue Medieval England, by way of Emma Hawkes half . Fictional Histories: family Violence and Literary/Legal Texts three. Chaucer's "Wife," the legislation, and the center English Breton Lays, via Eve Salisbury four. Taboo and Transgression in Gower's Appollonius of Tyre, by means of Georgiana Donavin five. Reframing the Violence of the daddy: opposite Oedipal Fantasies in Chaucer's Clerk's, guy of Law's, and Prioress's stories, via Barrie Ruth Straus 6. now not secure Even of their personal Castles: interpreting family Violence opposed to kids in 4 center English Romances, by way of Graham N. Drake 7. household Violence within the Decameron, via Marilyn Migiel eight. examining Riannon: The Problematics of Motherhood in Pwyll Pendeuic, through Christopher G. Nugent half 3. historic Fictions: household Violence in Chronicle, Drama, Hagiography, and Illuminations nine. The "Homicidal ladies" tales within the Roman de Thebes, the Brut Chronicles, and Deschamps' "Ballade 285," through Anna Roberts 10. Noah's spouse: The Shaming of the "Trew," by way of Garrett P. J. Epp eleven. Marriage, Socialization, and family Violence within the lifetime of Christina of Markyate, via Robert Stanton 12. Imperial Violence and the substantial mom: Cannibalism on the Siege of Jerusalem, by way of Merrall Llewelyn Price thirteen. The Feminized global and Divine Violence: Texts and photographs of the Apocalypse, via Anne Laskaya Eve Salisbury is assistant professor of English at Western Michigan collage, Kalamazoo. Georgiana Donavin is affiliate professor of English at Westminster university, Salt Lake urban. Merrall L. fee has written articles on violence within the heart a long time and is at the moment pursuing learn on anti-Semitism and reproductive politics in past due medieval Europe and modern North the USA.