By Eve Salisbury, Georgiana Donavin, Merrall Llewelyn Price

ISBN-10: 0813024420

ISBN-13: 9780813024424

ISBN-10: 0813031273

ISBN-13: 9780813031279

"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.

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The Public Nature of Private Violence: The Discovery of Domestic Abuse (New York: Routledge, 1994). Introduction 25 9. Justinian, Corpus Iuris Civilis, trans. S. P. Scott (New York: AMS Press, 1973), p. 59. 10. Herlihy, Medieval Households, p. 2. 11. Duby, Revelations, p. 13. 12. Ibid. 13. As quoted in Herlihy, Medieval Households, p. 116. 14. Ariès, Centuries of Childhood, p. 356. 15. Michel Foucault, Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason, trans. Richard Howard (London: Social Science Paperbacks, 1967).

E. Introduction 27 Allen, EETS 212 (London: Oxford University Press, 1940), p. 69. Lynn Staley’s comment on this scene in Margery Kempe’s Dissenting Fictions (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1994) is illuminating: “The sentence briefly opens up a window upon the sort of casual domestic violence that must have been a common feature of life in a late medieval community” (p. 68). 48. Marguerite Porete, Le Mirouer de simples ames, ed. Romana Guarnieri and Paul Verdeyen (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 1986).

Bynum, Holy Feast, p. 173. 45. Rudolph M. Bell, Holy Anorexia (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985), p. 57. 46. Julian of Norwich, Showings, ed. Edmund Colledge and James Walsh (New York: Paulist Press, 1978), chaps. 2–4. 47. Margery Kempe, The Book of Margery Kempe, ed. S. B. Meech and H. E. Introduction 27 Allen, EETS 212 (London: Oxford University Press, 1940), p. 69. Lynn Staley’s comment on this scene in Margery Kempe’s Dissenting Fictions (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1994) is illuminating: “The sentence briefly opens up a window upon the sort of casual domestic violence that must have been a common feature of life in a late medieval community” (p.

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