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Imprisoning medieval women : the non-judicial confinement and abduction of women in England, c.1170-1509

Author: Gwen Seabourne; Ebooks Corporation.
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub. Company, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study of the confinement of women highlights the disparity in regulation concerning male and female imprisonment in the middle ages, and gives a useful perspective on the nature of medieval law,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2010046206
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gwen Seabourne; Ebooks Corporation.
ISBN: 1409417891 9781409417897
OCLC Number: 741926985
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 219 p. ) : ill. ;
Contents: "By royal power and command" : maidens (and other women) in towers --
Confinement of women in war and armed conflict --
Other species of "garde" --
"A dreary and solitary place" or "honourable captivity"? --
Wrongful imprisonment and abduction --
"Countless ravishments of women"? --
Common law --
Escaping the confines of the common law --
"Not averse to the arrangement"? --
Other roles --
Agency and contagion.
Responsibility: Gwen Seabourne.
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'Seabourne's meticulous study examines the variety of creative ways the medieval English subjected women to abduction and confinement, focusing especially on women's experiences of confinement and Read more...

 
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