This publication bargains a desirable perception into the character of medieval marriage within the interval one thousand to 1500. Brooke surveys present methods to the assumption of marriage, exploring the perform and legislations of marriage, the cult of celibacy within the eleventh and twelfth centuries, and the connection among marriage and structure. He attracts on a variety of case experiences and different resources, together with the letters of Heloise and Abelard, the epics of Wolfram von Eschenbach, and Chaucer's poetry.
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