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.Marriage, Family and Law in Medieval Europe is a comprehensive yet balanced collection of articles from Sheehan's scholarly career. Sheehan's original and meticulous work on a variety of legal sources laid the groundwork for much subsequent scholarship. Anyone interested in the development of the theory and practice of Christian marriage, the institutional frameworks for medieval women's lives, or seeking to understand English wills as legal products will find this collection of essays a valuable introduction to further research.'

(Stephanie Tarbin, Australian National University Parergon)

'This volume of selected studies makes available in accessible form and chronological order several of Sheehan's seminal ideas and much of the substantial documentation gathered by him.'

(Robert Ombres Heythrop Journal)

'It was a very happy inspiration which has led to the publication of this memorial volume of sixteen of his best known articles ... Some of those reprinted here have long been compulsory reading for all students of medieval society, and of the borderlines of social and legal history.'

(C.N.L. Brooke Ecclesiastical Law Journal)


'This collection of Father Sheehan's articles and papers will be a valuable resource, I believe, for virtually every serious scholar who deals with the intersection of law and society in medieval Europe.'

(James A. Brundage, Ahmanson-Murphy Distinguished Professor of History, University of Kansas)

'Michael's work has had a profound effect on my own...and I find myself constantly returning to [it]. Each time I find new material and new insights. Michael's work also affected numerous others. It has not been superseded; it is not out-of-date. It deserves to be published as a corpus.'

(Charles Donahue, Jr., Professor of Law, Harvard Law School)

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