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p-weddings-bib - 3/29/99

A bibliography of sources of information on medieval weddings by Gunnora

NOTE: See also the files: weddings-msg, p-marriage-msg, WS-msg.


This file is a collection of various messages having a common theme that
I have collected from my reading of the various computer networks. Some
messages date back to 1989, some may be as recent as yesterday.

This file is part of a collection of files called Stefan's Florilegium.
These files are available on the Internet at: http://www.florilegium.org

I have done a limited amount of editing. Messages having to do with
seperate topics were sometimes split into different files and sometimes
extraneous information was removed. For instance, the message IDs were
removed to save space and remove clutter.

The comments made in these messages are not necessarily my viewpoints. I
make no claims as to the accuracy of the information given by the
individual authors.

Please respect the time and efforts of those who have written these
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Thank you,
Mark S. Harris AKA: Lord Stefan li Rous
mark.s.harris@motorola.com stefan@florilegium.org

Date: Thu, 11 Feb 1999 01:09:11 -0600
From: Gunnora Hallakarva <gunnora@bga.com>
To: sca-arts@raven.cc.ukans.edu
Subject: Sources for Medieval Marriage

For the person researching early Scottish weddings, some of these sources
may prove useful.

(1) These are a few books I turned up while researching Viking weddings (see
http://www.realtime.net/~gunnora/wedding.htm) that may be useful in looking
at other European and especially Scottish weddings:

Vern L. Bullough and James Brundage, eds. Sexual Practices and the Medieval
Church. Buffalo: Prometheus Books, 1982.

Jo Ann Macnamara and Suzanne Wemple. "The Power of Women through the Family
in Medieval Europe, 500-1100." in Clio's Consciousness Raised: New
Perspectives on the
History of Women. eds. Mary Hartman and Lois Banner. NY: Harper & Row, 1974.

Suzanne Wemple. Women in Frankish Society: Marriage and the Cloister
500-900. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1981.

Christine Fell. Women in Anglo-Saxon England. Bloomington: Indiana U.P.

(2) The following books come from the excellent bibliography on the
"Medieval and Renaissance Weddings" webpage (
http://www.spu.edu/~kst/bib/books.txt) These are by no
means all the books listed there -- I extracted the ones that seem relevant
to the specific purpose of researching Scottish weddings. See the last
three or four items listed here in particular.

Bingham, Joel Foote. The Christian Marriage Ceremony: Its History,
Significance and Curiosities: Ritual, Practical and Archaeological Notes;
and the Text of the
English, Roman, Greek and Jewish Ceremonies. New York: A. D. F. Randolph &
Company, 1871.

Ennen, Edith. The Medieval Woman. Trans. Edmund Jephcott. Oxford: Basil
Blackwell, 1989.

Bolton, Brenda, et al., eds. Women in Medieval Society. Philadelphia: U of
Pennsylvania P, 1976.

Brooke, Christopher Nugent Lawrence. The Medieval Idea of Marriage. Oxford:
Oxford UP, 1989. (Historical study of how marriage was viewed, legally,
ecclesiastically and
socially, and how it evolved)

Brundage, James A. Sex, Law and Marriage in the Middle Ages. Aldershot,
England: Variorum, 1993.

Cunnington, Phillis Emily, and Catherine Lucas. Costume for Births,
Marriages & Deaths. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1972. (Brief discussions of
clothing and customs
from roughly the 11th to the late 19th centuries, focusing primarily on
England. Contains many direct quotes from period sources)

Duby, Georges. Love and Marriage in the Middle Ages. Trans. Jane Dunnett.
Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1994.

Gies, Frances, and Joseph Gies. Marriage and the Family in the Middle Ages.
1st ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1987.

Goldberg, P. J. P. Women, Work, and Life Cycle in a Medieval Economy: Women
in York and Yorkshire c. 1300-1520. Oxford: Clarendon P; New York: Oxford
UP, 1992.

Laiou, Angeliki E., ed. Consent and Coercion to Sex and Marriage in Ancient
and Medieval Societies. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library
and Collection,

Powell, Chilton Latham. English Domestic Relations, 1487-1653: a Study of
Matrimony and Family Life in Theory and Practice as Revealed by the
Literature, Law, and
History of the Period. New York: Columbia UP, 1917.

Rollin, Betty. I Thee Wed: a Collection of Marriage Vows Past and Present,
Here and There. 1st ed. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1961.

Salisbury, Joyce E. Medieval Sexuality: a Research Guide. Garland
Reference Library of Social Science 565. Garland Medieval Bibliographies 5.
New York: Garland,

Schwerdtfeger, Anne. Ethnological Sources of the Christian Marriage
Ceremony. Stockholm: Ceres, 1982.

Searle, Mark, and Kenneth W. Stevenson. Documents of the Marriage Liturgy.
Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical P, 1992. (_The_ book to read for copies of
the vows
themselves. Includes a Jewish ceremony and a number of Christian liturgies
from the Early Middle Ages to the present)

Stevenson, Kenneth W. Nuptial Blessing: a Study of Christian Marriage
Rites. New York: Oxford UP, 1983. (Chapter 2 is a good source for various
rituals and ceremonies, while Chapter 3 deals with marriage customs during the

Stone, Lawrence. The Family, Sex and Marriage in England, 1500-1800. New
York: Harper & Row, 1977.

Tasman, Alice Lea Mast. Wedding Album: Customs and Lore Through the Ages.
New York: Walker, 1982.

Van Hoecke, Willy, and Andries Welkenhuysen. Love and Marriage in the
Twelfth Century. Mediaevalia Lovaniensia, ser. 1, studia 8. Leuven: Leuven
UP, 1981.

Waugh, Scott L. The Lordship of England: Royal Wardships and Marriages in
English Society and Politics, 1217-1327. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton UP,

Charsley, Simon R. Rites of Marrying: the Wedding Industry in Scotland.
Manchester: Manchester UP, 1991.

Martin James. The Road to the Aisle. New ed. Edinburgh: Saint Andrew,
1987. (Scottish weddings)

McGuire Kim. The Irish Wedding Book . Dublin: Wolfhound P, 1994.

Power, Patrick C. Sex and Marriage in Ancient Ireland. Dublin: Mercier,
1976. (reprinted in 1993?)


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