WEEK TWELVE WORDS
MANORIAL RECORDS
Judith Bennett, 
Women in the Medieval English Countryside (1987)                     BRIGSTOCK       
MAYDE/WIF/WIDWE            MENARCHE

EUROPEAN MARRIAGE PATTERN
"DOMINA DOMUS" (
Lady of the House)
WIDOW'S FREE BENCH
ELAINE CLARK
LANGLAND'S Piers Plowman
MERCHET            FORMARIAGE
DROIT DE SEIGNEUR            IUS PRIMAE NOCTIS
ELEANOR SEARLE
DIGNUM EST (
Decretal 1154/9 that declared servi free to make valid marriages)
CULLAGE         DROIT DE CUISSAGE (
as in Alain Boureau, The Lord's First Night)
M.A. McLaurin, Celia: A Slave (1991)
Ann Baer, Down the Common (1996 novel about  a woman's year in a late medieval English village)

1.  Sources for Peasant Marriage etc.
2. Judith Bennett on Brigstock, Northants, life cycle incl. widowhood.
3. Elaine Clark on making of marriages
4. Merchet
5. Droit de seigneur as an instrumental myth



CHEYETTE         MARIA OF MONTPELLIER           
PHILIP (II) AUGUSTUS         CAPETIAN KING OF FRANCE
ISABELLE OF HAINAULT      INGEBORG OF DENMARK         AGNES OF MERAN
INTERDICT
POPE INNOCENT III            "DE MISERIA MUNDI"            DECRETALS:  "CRUSADER'S WIFE", and PER VENERABILEM
LANGUEDOC   (Physical map of the "hexagon" of France)     PAYS DE DROIT ÉCRIT               TROUBADORS            ALBIGENSIAN CRUSADE
JOHN T. NOONAN jr., Power to Dissolve
1. Marriage policy at the highest social level: the example of Philip II Augustus of France
2. Some introductory points to help us read the Maria of Montpellier file.

Friday Discussion Documents:

"Texts on the Marriages of Maria of Montpellier" (.pdf)

You might also look at Murray, nos. 51 (
a kind of "droit de seigneur" text), 56 (1st entry from 1247).