WEEKLY SCHEDULE
Legal and Theological Overview

Week 0    WF, Aug 22, 24                           Preliminaries

            Brundage, chap. 1       

              It would be a very good idea to read Karras, Sexuality in Medieval Europe, chap. 1 some time within the first 2 weeks or so. 

   Just to prove how 'relevant' your knowledge of medieval thought  will be to today's problems and politics, check this out, from Scientific American!

Week I    MWF, Aug  27, 29, 31           Development of Marriage I 

            Brundage, chaps. 2-3
            Elliott, caps. 1-2                                                   words

Week II    WF, Sept 5, 7                        Development of Marriage II              Monday is Labor Day: no class.

            Brundage, chaps., 4-5                                           words
                
                 "Theodore's Penitential on Marriage Irregularities" [R]

                 "Gregory the Great Letter to Augustine of Canterbury" [R]
                 "Letters from Missionaries to the Saxons" [R]
                 "Anglo-Saxon Betrothal regulations" [R] 


Week III
    MWF, Sept 10, 12, 14          Development of Marriage III     

            Brundage, chaps. 6-8                                           words

  Anstey Genealogy

 Gratian on the 2 institutions of marriage
Conciliar canons on marriage
Lateran Council 1215

Week IV
    MWF, Sept 17, 19, 21        Development of Marriage IV 

            Brundage, chaps. 9-10
  Bullough & Brundage, chap. 5 on Chaste Marriage

            Elliott, cap. 3  [also Wk. X]                                                    words                  

Robert of Flamborough on "Luxuria"
Church Courts pursue adulterers (William of Hoo)
Wife sues to get her husband back (William of Hoo)

Week V    MWF, Sept 24, 26               Heloise & Abelard: A great love story?          No Friday class this week

            The Letters of Abelard and Heloise
            Newman, "Authority, Authenticity & The Repression of Heloise" J.Med. & Ren. Studies 22 (1992) [R]
            Mews [for the new "love" letters] [U]                words

Abelard, Historia Calamitatum (= Letter 1), in an old translation but good for word searches. The long-known collection of Letters have inspired all kinds of readings and music. Try http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXhvkSN_E_0&feature=related for one pleasing example, but find others for the rest of us, please

And do try the 'So that's the man', 'I can't believe...' and others from the Australian Musical (!), or investigate  the animated movie ("Philosophy brought them together. The world tore them apart.")!!

Week VI    WF, Oct 1, 3, 5                Hypotheses on Western Choices: Biblical Exegesis or Economic Interest?  

           Pagels
Brown, "Bodies & Minds: Sex & Renunciation in Early Christianity" in Halperin, Before Sexuality (1990) [R]
Bullough/Brundage. chap. 3          
                                                                        words
[optional] Goody, chaps. 2-4 [U]

PRELIM EXAM
available Wed 3 due back Fri 15


FALL BREAK
Sat-Wed, OCT 6-10

Week VII    WF, Oct 10, 12                    Secular Model of Marriage  

            Duby, "Marriage in the Early Middle Ages" (1978)   [R]       
            Herlihy, "The Family & Religious Ideologies in Medieval Europe" (1987) [R]
                                                                                                               words

               
Duby, The Knight, The Lady and the Priest [U]
               
Goody, chaps. 5-6 [U]
                Clunies-Ross, "Concubinage in Anglo-Saxon England" (1985) [R]

Betrothal Document from Southern Burgundy, 994
How men ought to treat their children (Bestiary on Crows, early 12th c.)


Specialized Topics
Week VIII    MWF, Oct 15, 17, 19            Same Sex Love  

           Boswell
               Karras, 109-12, 129-47 [R]
           Bullough/Brundage, chaps. 7-9                            words
 Jordan [U]
 Paul Halsall's Medieval Sourcebook offers many texts in English translation and much information, as does his LGB Catholic Handbook

CONSTANCE OF BRITTANY'S LETTER TO LOUIS VII OF FRANCE, 1160

SUBMIT PRELIMINARY LISTS OF BIBLE CITATIONS 

Week IX   MWF, Oct 22, 24, 26               Raptus (Rape/Abduction) & Prostitution

          Brundage, s.vv. index
          Bullough/Brundage, chaps. 6, 10                           words
          Karras, 104-8, 112-6, 124-8 [R]

          Boyd & Karras, "The Interrogation of a Male Transvestite Prostitute" [R]

              English Rape Cases [R]
              Abduction by a 12th century Robber Knight
              Bracton on the Legendary Origin of the Crime of Rape" [R]

Christopher Cannon, "Raptus in the Chaumpaigne release and...the Life of Geoffrey Chaucer", Speculum 68 (1993), 74-94 is available online through the Olin Catalog.

Anyone thinking of a paper on Rape should find all too much bibliography online; for England, start with http://ir.uiowa.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1418&context=mff. Ask yourself what constitutes a Rape Culture, and how we might decide whether a particular society in the past was one.


Week X   
MW, Oct 29, 31                        Chaste Marriage and Contraception         No Friday class this week

            Elliott, chap. 3
            Bullough/Brundage, chaps. 5, 11
           
                Karras, 70-75 [R]
                Elliott, "Sex in Holy Places" [R]                                        words

Week XI    MWF, Nov 5, 7, 9                   Literature I: Bawd, Love & Marriage in Fabliau & Romance  

            3 Fabliaux ("Audigier" and "The Lady who was Castrated" and "The Fisherman from Pont-du-Seine") and "The Love of Tristan's Parents" [R]
            Andreas Capellanus, The Art of Courtly Love   words

  Bullough/Brundage, chaps. 16-18
 
Week XII   MWF, Nov 12, 14, 16            Marriage Patterns: Nobles, Peasants & "The Right of the First Night"

            Maria of Montpellier, esp. Cheyette (ie the sources) [R]                         A sample troubador song
            Bennett, "The Tie that Binds: Peasant Families & Families in Late Medieval England" [R]


            A. Boureau, The Lord's First Night [U]         The audio of his Cornell lecture on the subject (Olin Catalog)  will give you an idea of his views, and his French accent.        
           
                                                                            words


Week XIII  MW, Nov 19, 21                     Literature II: Chaucer

            Read one only of Canterbury Tales, ready for class presentations, as assigned, from list:
            Clerk, Franklin, Knight, Man of Law, Merchant, Miller, Nun Priest, Reeve, Shipman, Wife of Bath

                                                                            words

  Primary materials only this week, except for the possibility that Chaucer may himself have been a rapist! [See above under Wk. IX.]
  But if anyone would like background, there are some decent lectures online
 THANKSGIVING BREAK
Wed-Mon NOV 21-26


BIBLE DOSSIER DUE Nov 28

Week XIV  Nov 26, 28, 30                        Conclusions? 

             Baldwin [R]
             Brundage, chaps. 3-4, 6 etc.

   Elliott
   Anything on "theory", cultural or biological or both

 
TERM PAPER DUE MONDAY DEC 3rd

DEC 2-5   STUDY PERIOD
DEC 5-14  FINAL EXAM WEEK


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