Consent and Coercion to Sex and Marriage in Ancient and Medieval Societies

Consent and Coercion to Sex and Marriage in Ancient and Medieval Societies

by Angeliki E. Laiou (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780884022138
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 12/01/1993
Series: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 6.33(w) x 9.36(h) x 1.17(d)

About the Author

Angeliki E. Laiou was Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Byzantine History at Harvard University.

Table of Contents

Introduction

PART ONE: ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME

David Cohen

Consent and Sexual Relations in Classical Athens

Mary R. Lefkowitz

Seduction and Rape in Greek Myth

Diana C. Moses

Livy's Lucretia and the Validity of Coerced Consent in Roman Law

Richard P. Saller

The Social Dynamics of Consent to Marriage and Sexual Relations: The Evidence of Roman Comedy

PART TWO: BYZANTIUM

Angeliki E. Laiou

Sex, Consent, and Coercion in Byzantium

—Preface

I The Legal Categories

II With Her Consent

III The Meaning of Force

IV Coerced Consent

V The Evidence of Literature

Conclusion

PART THREE: THE MEDIEVAL WEST

Suzanne F. Wemple

Consent and Dissent to Sexual Intercourse in Germanic Societies from the Fifth to the Tenth Century

James A. Brundage

Implied Consent to Intercourse

John W. Baldwin

Consent and the Marital Debt: Five Discourses in Northern France around 1200

Jenny Jochens

"Meo Jakaeoi Hennar Sjalfrar": Consent as Signifier in the Old Norse World

Index

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