Authenticating Marriage: The Decree Tametsi in a Comparative Global Perspective

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David d'Avray

University College London - Department of History

Werner Menski

University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), School of Law

Date Written: December 1, 2012

Abstract

The article puts into perspective the Council of Trent’s attempt control entry into marriage, as well as the Catholic Church’s previous inability to do so, into a comparative perspective, by looking at similar problems in other societies.

Keywords: registration, marriage, validity, clandestine

Suggested Citation

d'Avray, David and Menski, Werner, Authenticating Marriage: The Decree Tametsi in a Comparative Global Perspective (December 1, 2012). Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2016-03. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2754003 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2754003

David D'Avray (Contact Author)

University College London - Department of History ( email )

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Werner Menski

University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), School of Law ( email )

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United Kingdom

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