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FT-57170-09
Courts and Communities: Local Justice, Culture, and Society in Early Modern France
Michael Breen, Reed College

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“Law, Society, and the State in Early Modern France” (Article)
Title: “Law, Society, and the State in Early Modern France”
Author: Michael P. Breen
Abstract: Extended synthetic review essay on recent scholarship about legal institutions, legal professionals, and the social history of law in early modern France.
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/659209
Primary URL Description: JSTOR
Access Model: Subscription
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Journal of Modern History
Publisher: University of Chicago Press

"'An Uncertain, Useless, and Disgraceful Means of Proof': Marriage, Law, and Authority in the épreuve du congrès," (Article)
Title: "'An Uncertain, Useless, and Disgraceful Means of Proof': Marriage, Law, and Authority in the épreuve du congrès,"
Author: Michael P. Breen
Abstract: An examination of the legal and medical controversies surrounding the "épreuve du congrès," a procedure employed by French ecclesiastical courts to adjudicate suits to annul marriages on the basis of the husband's alleged impotence. The article examines how divided jurists, judges, and medical experts attempted to reconcile the need to establish proof in such a difficult matter with widespread concerns that wives were using the procedure to undermine male authority within the conjugal household.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://www.jstor.org.proxy.library.reed.edu/stable/10.1086/683598
Primary URL Description: JSTOR
Access Model: Subscription
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Journal of Modern History
Publisher: University of Chicago Press


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