by Charles Cawley[1]


This article explores the meaning of family relationship terms in medieval Latin as used in 11th to 13th century European documents, the correct translation of which presents researchers with challenges. It explores (1) whether a statistical approach to analysing such kinship terms used in primary sources can better help ascertain precise meanings in particular documents, and (2) whether usage varied between different medieval western European territories.

Foundations (2015) 7: 25-53                                © Copyright FMG and the author

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