Marriages in balance: Missing without a trace on the front of World War I. Records of the Greek Catholic Deanery of Mureş Cover Image
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Marriages in balance: Missing without a trace on the front of World War I. Records of the Greek Catholic Deanery of Mureş
Marriages in balance: Missing without a trace on the front of World War I. Records of the Greek Catholic Deanery of Mureş

Author(s): Corina Teodor
Subject(s): Gender Studies
Published by: Institutul de Cercetări Socio-Umane Gheorghe Şincai al Academiei Române
Keywords: women’s history; World War I; Transylvania; Greek Catholic church; war casualties; missing in combats

Summary/Abstract: A matter of a strong emotional impact talked over in the Romanian society as a consequence of the First World War was that of the alleged widow remarriage. The topic was socially relevant since it could help remove the uncertainty over the widows’ marital status otherwise they did not get a legal confirmation about the disappearance of the husband sent to the frontline. In the present study, I attempt to reconstruct some individual dramas on the account of unpublished archival documents, as well as on lawyers and priests’ procedures to find solutions to the new marriage issue.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 17
  • Page Range: 88-98
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English