IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 814: Women and Justice, II: Negotiating Victimhood

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Emma Cavell, Department of History, Swansea University
Moderator/Chair:Deborah Youngs, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Research (MEMO), Swansea University
Paper 814-aJewish Women and Violence in the Court of the Exchequer of the Jews, 1218-1290
(Language: English)
Emma Cavell, Department of History, Swansea University
Index terms: Law, Social History
Paper 814-bThe Perils of Pursuing Dower: The Abduction of Eleanor de Ferrers, d. c. 1326
(Language: English)
Harriet Kersey, School of Humanities, Canterbury Christ Church University
Index terms: Law, Social History
Paper 814-cThe Legal Actions of Abducted Women in the Late Medieval Low Countries
(Language: English)
Chanelle Delameillieure, Onderzoeksgroep Middeleeuwen, KU Leuven
Index terms: Law, Social History
Abstract

This session engages with narratives of women’s agency, victimhood, and criminality, drawing on evidence from a range of medieval jurisdictions. The papers explore the various ways that women were able to use the law to negotiate property rights, disputes over marriage and abduction, and instances of violence, identifying women as both victims of and perpetrators of violence.