Neither Bewitched nor Beguiled: Philip Augustus's Alleged Impotence and Innocent III's Response

@article{Rousseau2014NeitherBN,
  title={Neither Bewitched nor Beguiled: Philip Augustus's Alleged Impotence and Innocent III's Response},
  author={Constance M. Rousseau},
  journal={Speculum},
  year={2014},
  volume={89},
  pages={410 - 436}
}
Thus the author of the Gesta Innocentii described the reaction of Philip II Augustus (1180–1223) to his long-awaited bride on August 15, 1193, in the cathedral of Amiens, a reaction that would cause extended annulment proceedings spanning two pontificates over a period of almost twenty years and resulting in extensive papal intervention, especially that of Innocent III (1198–1216). We learn further from the Gesta that, to avoid scandal, some at the French court counseled postponement of the… Expand
4 Citations
Regarding Catherine of Aragon
To modern readers, Catherine of Aragon (1485–1536) was a dutiful bride (twice), a neglected widow of Prince Arthur Tudor, a lively and happy then frustrated wife of Henry VIII, a devoted mother, andExpand
The Scapegoat: Impotence and Witchcraft in the Middle Ages
This essay investigates the question of how women were used as scapegoats for male impotence during the Witch Craze. It analyzes the two medical treatises Trotula and the Secrets of Woman comparingExpand
La intervención de Inocencio III en la política matrimonial de Felipe Augusto de Francia y Alfonso IX de León
espanolEn el presente trabajo nos vamos a centrar en el analisis de la proyeccion del poder de Inocencio III en las cuestiones matrimoniales de Felipe Augusto de Francia y Alfonso IX de Leon.Expand

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 11 REFERENCES
On the origins and role of ‘wise women’ in causes for annulment on the grounds of male impotence
By 1215 the medieval Church's doctrine of marriage was established. The requirements for and impediments to marriage had been articulated and ecclesiastical courts began to enforce the canon lawsExpand
The Spousal Relationship: Marital Society and Sexuality in the Letters of Pope Innocent III
Pour Innocent III, la relation maritale etait plus qu'un simple contrat entre deux parties consentantes definies selon les regles canoniques. La sexualite n'a pas uniquement une fonction procreativeExpand
A Study of Pope Innocent III's Treatise De quadripartita specie nuptiarum
  • Pope Innocent III and His World
  • 1975
Saint Augustin et l'indissolubilité du mariage
  • Medieval Marriage: Symbolism and Society
  • 1959
Brundage in Law, Sex, 356, suggests this might be describing coitus interruptus
  • Potthast
Ingeborg of Denmark
    Le mariage de Philippe-Auguste"; and Davidsohn
      Medieval Women's Identity
        PL 217:452, serm. 1, In nativitate Domini, and PL 217:661, serm. 3
          ...
          1
          2
          ...