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Unformatted text preview: 11-28Love and Marriage: The Church Takes Charge Marriage in the roman empire, marriage was a contract Marriage in Merovingian Period free from the influence of Christianity were made for the maintenance and enlargement of kin, or the working force, through the procreation of children Marriage in the Carolingian Period influence of church increased emphasis on monogamy not in terms of sexual monogamy in terms of only having one wife. church encourages exogamy through stricter definition of consanguinity marriage outside of group emphasis on consent rise in the age of men and women at the times of marriage By mid 12th c. church reform included changes in canon law pertaining to marriage canon law made it more difficult to end marriage only on grounds of impotence (of the man) consanguinity degree on kingship adultery two people having sex who cannot legally get married almost always the women having relationships outside of...
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course HIS 4A taught by Professor Mckee during the Fall '07 term at UC Davis.
- Fall '07