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The Measure of MultitudePopulation in Medieval Thought$
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Peter Biller

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199265596

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265596.001.0001

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The Politics (II): Age At Marriage

The Politics (II): Age At Marriage

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(p.326) 12 The Politics (II): Age At Marriage
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The Measure of Multitude
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Peter Biller

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265596.003.0012

This chapter focuses on commentators' reactions to the discussion of marriage, in particular ideal ages of marriage, in book 7 of Artistotle's Politics. It considers what may have shaped commentators' awareness of marriage-ages in their Europe, and, beyond this, what these realities were — or rather, what modern scholarship has conjecturally reconstructed.

Keywords:   Aristotle, Politics, marriage, marriage-ages, commentators

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