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"It is not good that the man should be alone" (Gen. 2:18). The Old Testament creation account depicts human beings as social creatures. People of the Middle Ages were no less socialized. B…

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Jürgen Miethke, “Society”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages. Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

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