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Divorce, Concubinage, Polygyny
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There is a scholarly consensus that by the 9th century all grounds for divorce other than contravention of marriage prohibitions had been dispensed with in Latin Europe. The prohibition of divorce in …

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Bernhard Jussen, “Divorce, Concubinage, Polygyny”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages. Consulted online on 27 June 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

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