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This book contains the proceedings of the conference ‘Law and Marriage in Medieval and Early Modern Times’ held on 4–6 May 2011 at the Carlsberg Academy in Copenhagen. It includes articles from an international group of scholars on various aspects of marriage, not only from a legal standpoint but also from theological and historical perspectives. The book covers both the middle ages and the early modern period across Europe. The collection of articles covers a multitude of aspects regarding marriage like the concept of marriage, the practical sides of marriage such as last wills and dowry as well as various marital strategies. It will be of interest to students and scholars studying European legal culture, and the cultural, social, and economic history of the Middle Ages and the early modern period.