6 March 1986
Show More Trial by Impotence: Virility and Marriage in Pre-Revolutionary France by Pierre Darmon, translated by Paul Keegan.
Chatto, 234 pp., £10.95, March 1985, 9780701129149Show More
The Boundaries of Eros: Sex, Crime and Sexuality in Renaissance Venice by Guido Ruggiero.
Oxford, 223 pp., £25, March 1985, 0 19 503465 1Show More
The Tuscans and their Families: A Study of the Florentine Catasto of 1427 by David Herlihy and Christiane Klapisch-Zuber.
Yale, 404 pp., £32, March 1985, 0 300 03056 8Show More
Women, Family and Ritual in Renaissance Italy by Christiane Klapisch-Zuber, translated by Lydia Cochrane.
Chicago, 338 pp., £25.50, September 1985, 0 226 43925 9Show More
French Women in the Age of Enlightenment edited by Samia Spencer.
Indiana, 429 pp., $35, November 1984, 0 253 32481 5Show More
“... And if you know of any impediments, either of consanguinity, affinity or spiritual relationship, or of any other reason why these two should not be joined in holy matrimony, you are bound to declare the same to us as soon as possible.’ As a child, hearing the banns read out in church, I used to wonder idly what kind of ‘other reason’ there might be. In fact, the canon lawyers distinguish quite ...”