The Knight, the Lady, and the Priest: The Making of Modern Marriage in Medieval France
"Until the Middle Ages, a king could marry his first cousin, a priest could have a wife and several concubines, and a nobleman could banish a wife if she didn't produce a son. Marriage was an instrument of control in the hands of kings and noblemen, who used it to keep their power intact; to gain land, wealth, and authority; and to bind women to the partiarchal system".
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The Marriages of King Philip 1
Moral Values Priests and Knights
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