TitleThe Mediterranean and Southern France, I: Sex and Morality
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
OrganiserDaniel Smail, Department of History, Harvard University
Moderator/ChairJohn H. Arnold, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
Paper 1136-a 'Just War', Slavery, and Sexual Ethics in the Late Medieval French Mediterranean
(Language: English)
Elizabeth Casteen, Department of History, State University of New York, Binghamton
Index Terms: Crusades; Gender Studies; Mentalities; Sexuality
Paper 1136-b Forging a Mediterranean Connection to the Jurisdictional Disputes of Late Medieval Toulouse
(Language: English)
Patricia Turning, History Department, Albright College, Pennsylvania
Index Terms: Daily Life; Gender Studies; Law; Sexuality
Paper 1136-c Sex Workers and Notaries: A Mediterranean Collaboration
(Language: English)
Susan McDonough, Department of History, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Index Terms: Daily Life; Gender Studies; Social History; Women's Studies
AbstractDuring the Middle Ages, political borders did not isolate southern France from its Mediterranean neighbors. The sessions in this series are designed to bring the region's rich historiography out of its local context and to connect southern France to the field of Mediterranean studies. This session focuses on issues connected to sexual morality and sexual exploitation, areas which have been of considerable historiographical interest for scholars across Western Europe. The particular approach here connects this broad theme to southern French/Mediterranean institutions: the punishment of sexual misbehaviour by civic courts, the recording-keeping practices of the local notariate, and the enslavement of Muslim women by Christian communities.