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Widowhood and Remarriage
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Although remarriage was the norm in medieval life, the Church never integrated the remarried into their estate-based models of society. In the worldview of pastors and canonists, remarried people coul…

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Bernhard Jussen, “Widowhood and Remarriage”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages. Consulted online on 26 June 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

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