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Bastards and Genitors
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The question of the genitor could not play any part for lack of verifiability. The important thing seems to have been the legal status of birth in a legitimate marriage. As a genitor it was clear whom…

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Bernhard Jussen, “Bastards and Genitors”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages. Consulted online on 25 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_bema_SIM_033727>
First published online: 2016



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