Medieval Concepts of Adultery

@article{Bullough1997MedievalCO,
  title={Medieval Concepts of Adultery},
  author={V. Bullough},
  journal={Arthuriana},
  year={1997},
  volume={7},
  pages={15 - 5}
}
Medieval society based its response to adultery on Germanic and Roman law codes, but was in fact more liberal than either. Unlike its predecessors, medieval canon and secular law recognized the responsibility of both parties, rather than of just the woman, in the offense. St. Thomas Aquinas argued that it was a breach of trust. 
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