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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/ANGL.2001.554
Æthelberht 73 has previously been interpreted in terms of either sexual or financial misconduct by a free woman, while the following clause 74 has been taken to establish the compensation for injury payable to an unmarried girl. Neither interpretation is satisfactory. This paper uses linguistic, comparative and contextual evidence to argue that Æthelberht 73 and 74 comprise a related pair of clauses concerning violence committed by adult women and by unmarried girls.
|Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:||Hough, Professor Carole|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PE English|
|College/School:||College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics|
|Journal Name:||Anglia Zeitschrift fur Englische Philologie|
|Published Online:||10 December 2007|