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Author D'Avray, D. L
Title Papacy, monarchy and marriage, 860-1600 / D.L. d'Avray, University College London
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2015
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 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  D107 D267 2015    AVAILABLE    30530001212992
Descript xiii, 355 pages ; 24 cm
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Note "This analysis of royal marriage cases across seven centuries explains how and how far popes controlled royal entry into and exits from their marriages. In the period between c. 860 and 1600, the personal lives of kings became the business of the papacy. D'Avray explores the rationale for papal involvement in royal marriages and uses them to analyse the structure of church-state relations. The marital problems of the Carolingian Lothar II, of English kings--John, Henry III, and Henry VIII--and other monarchs, especially Spanish and French, up to Henri IV of France and La Reine Margot, have their place in this exploration of how canon law came to constrain pragmatic political manoeuvring within a system increasingly rationalised from the mid-thirteenth century on. Using documents presented in the author's Dissolving Royal Marriages, the argument brings out hidden connections between legal formality, annulments, and dispensations, at the highest social level"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-347) and indexes
Introduction -- A Gallican forerunner -- Concepts -- Polygyny -- Emotional persuasion in a public sphere : Nicholas I and Lothar -- Canon law subverts itself -- Due process -- Biological kinship -- Spiritual kinship -- Impotence and magic -- Pre-puberty marriage -- Physical impotence -- Adult non-consummation and pre-contract -- Henry VIII's biblical bid -- Reception of dispensation : plaisance and Henri IV -- Diverging trends : annulments and dispensations -- Annulments and dispensations : two theological rationalities -- Dispensations and their diplomatic -- Ten theses and an argument
Subject Marriages of royalty and nobility -- Europe -- History
Europe -- Kings and rulers -- Biography
Marriage -- Europe -- Religious aspects -- History
Marriage -- Political aspects -- Europe -- History
Church and state -- Europe -- History
Papacy -- History
Canon law -- Social aspects -- Europe -- History
Europe -- Politics and government -- 476-1492
Europe -- Politics and government -- 1492-1648
Europe -- Religious life and customs
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