Consanguinity and Affinity in the Late Roman Empire (Paperback)
This book deals with marital laws in the late Roman empire (4th and 5th centuries). Consanguinity and affinity are central topics. The ancient codices of Theodosius and Justinian are studied, translations improved and the patristic and conciliar background expounded upon. The focal point concerns the laws about marriages between cousins and a man and his sister-in-law on the wife's side.