IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1717: Rules of Love, Marriage and Inheritance, II: Ideals and Disciplines in the Family

Thursday 12 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Medieval Gender History Network
Organiser:Charlotte Vainio, University of Helsinki
Moderator/Chair:Christine Ekholst, Department of History, University of Guelph, Ontario
Paper 1717-aLove and Responsibilities in the Time of Crisis: Ailment and Marriage in Medieval Canonisation Testimonials
(Language: English)
Jenni Kuuliala, Historiatieteen Laitos, Tampereen Yliopisto
Index terms: Gender Studies, Lay Piety, Medicine
Paper 1717-bBy Love and by Law: Justifying Gifts to Family Members in Medieval Sweden
(Language: English)
Anu Lahtinen, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki
Index terms: Gender Studies, Law, Social History
Paper 1717-cTransnational Ambitions: Symbols of Faith and Power in the Union of Philippa of England and Eric of Pomerania
(Language: English)
Louise Berglund, School of Humanities, Education & Social Sciences, Örebro University
Index terms: Gender Studies, Lay Piety, Monasticism

Papers in this session focus on medieval institutions of family and marriage and order/disorder in them. Speakers will discuss relationships and responsibilities between the members of these institutions, and rules, norms and expectations concerning them, but also legitimating and exercising authority in these (actual or symbolic) institutions.