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The Problem of Adultery and Men's Honor in Ukrainian Town Courts in the Eighteenth Century
The Problem of Adultery and Men's Honor in Ukrainian Town Courts in the Eighteenth Century

Author(s): Kateryna Dysa
Subject(s): History, Modern Age, 18th Century
Published by: Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (CAS)
Keywords: early modern Ukraine; history of sexuality; adultery; men’s honor

Summary/Abstract: This paper begins by discussing how one of the most condemned sexual crimes, adultery, was dealt with in legal codes used in early modern Ukraine. Then it examines how cases of adultery were handled by regional town courts and looks at the gender dimension of this crime, trying to find out if accusations of adultery harmed men’s honor.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 11
  • Page Range: 1-14
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English