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Adultery and divorce in Calvin's Geneva, Robert M. Kingdon

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Adultery and divorce in Calvin's Geneva
Title
Adultery and divorce in Calvin's Geneva
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Robert M. Kingdon
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In Calvin's Geneva, the changes associated with the Reformation were particularly abrupt and far-reaching, in large part owing to John Calvin himself. Adultery and Divorce in Calvin's Geneva makes two major contributions to our understanding of this time. The first is to the history of divorce. The second is in illustrating the operations of the Consistory of Geneva--an institution designed to control in all its variety the behavior of the entire population--which was established at Calvin's insistence in 1541. This mandate came shortly after the city officially adopted Protestantism in 1536, a time when divorce became legally possible for the first time in centuries. Robert Kingdon illustrates the changes that accompanied the earliest Calvinist divorces by examining in depth a few of the most dramatic cases and showing how divorce affected real individuals. He considers first, and in the most detail, divorce for adultery, the best-known grounds for divorce and the best documented. He also covers the only other generally accepted grounds for these early divorces--desertion. The second contribution of the book, to show the work of the Consistory of Geneva, is a first step toward a fuller study of the institution. Kingdon has supervised the first accurate and complete transcription of the twenty-one volumes of registers of the Consistory and has made the first extended use of these materials, as well as other documents that have never before been so fully utilized."--Amazon.ca
  • "In Calvin's Geneva, the changes associated with the Reformation were particularly abrupt and far-reaching, in large part owing to John Calvin himself. Adultery and Divorce in Calvin's Geneva makes two major contributions to our understanding of this time. The first is to the history of divorce. The second is in illustrating the operations of the Consistory of Geneva--an institution designed to control in all its variety the behavior of the entire population--which was established at Calvin's insistence in 1541. This mandate came shortly after the city officially adopted Protestantism in 1536, a time when divorce became legally possible for the first time in centuries. Robert Kingdon illustrates the changes that accompanied the earliest Calvinist divorces by examining in depth a few of the most dramatic cases and showing how divorce affected real individuals. He considers first, and in the most detail, divorce for adultery, the best-known grounds for divorce and the best documented. He also covers the only other generally accepted grounds for these early divorces--desertion. The second contribution of the book, to show the work of the Consistory of Geneva, is a first step toward a fuller study of the institution. Kingdon has supervised the first accurate and complete transcription of the twenty-one volumes of registers of the Consistory and has made the first extended use of these materials, as well as other documents that have never before been so fully utilized."--amazon.ca
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1927-
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Kingdon, Robert M.
Dewey number
261.8/3589/0949451
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ811
LC item number
.K48 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Harvard historical studies
Series volume
118
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Divorce
  • Adultery
  • Divorce
  • Reformed Church
  • Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Buitenechtelijke relaties
  • Echtscheiding
  • Calvinisme
Label
Adultery and divorce in Calvin's Geneva, Robert M. Kingdon
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-209) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS -- The institutional matrix -- The Pierre Ameaux case: divorce for adultery and blasphemy -- The Antoine Calvin case: divorce for adultery -- The Jean Bietrix case: forced reconciliation -- Death for adultery -- The Galeazzo Caracciolo case: divorce for religious desertion -- The rationale for divorce: Theodore Beza's treatise
Control code
30669972
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 214 pages
Isbn
9780674005204
Isbn Type
(hard : alk. paper)
Lccn
94013197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1638358
Label
Adultery and divorce in Calvin's Geneva, Robert M. Kingdon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS -- The institutional matrix -- The Pierre Ameaux case: divorce for adultery and blasphemy -- The Antoine Calvin case: divorce for adultery -- The Jean Bietrix case: forced reconciliation -- Death for adultery -- The Galeazzo Caracciolo case: divorce for religious desertion -- The rationale for divorce: Theodore Beza's treatise
Control code
30669972
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 214 pages
Isbn
9780674005204
Isbn Type
(hard : alk. paper)
Lccn
94013197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1638358

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