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The Resource Uncertain unions : marriage in England, 1660-1753, by Lawrence Stone

Uncertain unions : marriage in England, 1660-1753, by Lawrence Stone

Label
Uncertain unions : marriage in England, 1660-1753
Title
Uncertain unions
Title remainder
marriage in England, 1660-1753
Statement of responsibility
by Lawrence Stone
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Road to Divorce, Lawrence Stone explored the different ways in which marriage took place, and analysed the confusion and uncertainty surrounding the legality of the institution in its various forms before the Marriage Act of 1753. He now shows in absorbing detail, through a series of case-studies, how courting and marrying couples tended to manoeuvre around the ambiguities of the law, and how they sometimes became entangled in a web of moral and legal contradiction leading to personal catastrophe. There are stories about unwise courtship, prenuptial pregnancies, forced marriages by parents or parish officials, bigamy, clandestine marriages often performed in haste in peculiarly squalid circumstances and repented at leisure. These fascinating studies reveal in intimate, often ribald, detail how men and women adjusted their sexual conduct, moral attitudes, and matrimonial plans to suit an ambiguous legal situation." "Professor Stone has traced the ways in which, during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, demands by individuals for love and affection were starting to take precedence over family interests and parental dictation in the search for a spouse; the studies he has drawn from court records for Uncertain Unions enable us to see this great moral transition being played out in the lives of men and women, often in their own words. These are vivid, human histories, presented in revealing detail, by a leading historian of the family."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stone, Lawrence
Dewey number
306.81/0942/09032
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ728
LC item number
.S855 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marriage
  • Marriage
  • Marriage law
  • Marriage law
  • Huwelijk
  • Huwelijksrecht
  • Matrimonio
  • Matrimonio
  • Matrimonio
  • Mariage
  • Mariage
  • Mariage
  • Mariage
Label
Uncertain unions : marriage in England, 1660-1753, by Lawrence Stone
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
I. Introduction. Case-studies ; Legal records ; Courtship ; The making of marriage ; Marriage, property, and the common law ; Customary unions and concubinage ; Contract marriage ; Clandestine marriage ; Conclusion -- II. Case-Studies. Courtship and contract ; Forced marriage ; Clandestine marriage
Control code
24667433
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 281 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780198202530
Lccn
91033370
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)24667433
Label
Uncertain unions : marriage in England, 1660-1753, by Lawrence Stone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
I. Introduction. Case-studies ; Legal records ; Courtship ; The making of marriage ; Marriage, property, and the common law ; Customary unions and concubinage ; Contract marriage ; Clandestine marriage ; Conclusion -- II. Case-Studies. Courtship and contract ; Forced marriage ; Clandestine marriage
Control code
24667433
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 281 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780198202530
Lccn
91033370
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)24667433

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