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The Lord's First Night: The Myth of the Droit de Cuissage
 

The Lord's First Night: The Myth of the Droit de Cuissage (Paperback, 2nd ed.)

By Boureau, Alain
Translated by Cochrane, Lydia G.

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The ultimate symbol of feudal barbarism has been the droit de cuissage or right of a feudal Lord to sleep with the bride of a vassal on her wedding night. This text demonstrates that it is a myth, under contextual examination nearly all the evidence for this custom melts away, ye...t belief in it has survived for seven hundred years. The text shows how each era turned the mythical custom to its own ends, in the late Middle Ages monarchists raised the custom to rally public opinion against local lords, and partisans of the French Revolution pointed to it as proof of the corruption of the Ancien Regime.
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ISBN 9780226067438
Released NZ 15 Jan 1998
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Paperback, 2nd ed.
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ISBN-13 9780226067438
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Status Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint University of Chicago Press
Released 15 Jan 1998
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback, 2nd ed.
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Edition 2nd ed.
Translated from French
Author(s) By Boureau, Alain
Translated by Cochrane, Lydia G.
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
History
World History: C 500 To C 1500
European History
European history: c 500 to c 1500
Myths & Mythology
Folklore
Weddings
Miscellaneous Items
Number of Pages 310
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 228mm
Spine: 19mm
Dewey Code 392.5
Weight 466g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Feudalism, Jus primae noctis, Sexual harassment - History, Jus primae noctis
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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