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ENGLISH DOMESTIC RELATIONS 1487-1653 A STUDY OF MATRIMONY AND FAMILY LIFE IN THEORY AND PRACTICE...

Powell, Chilton Latham


Item #: 4065

Pages: xii, 274 pp.
Published: Irvington; Columbia University Press; 1917. Reprinted in 2001.

Subjects: LEGAL HISTORY, UNITED KINGDOM

From its first appearance in English writing in 1487, themarriage contract, its making and breaking, and itssubsequent effect on English family life, is examined herethrough the lens of the law, literature, and events of theperiod. Powell includes discusssions of contemporaryattitudes toward women, and domestic conduct books, withselections from several conduct books included in theappendix. This unique treatise also offers the onlyexisting account of English writings on the subject of thedivorce of Henry VIII at the time of original publication.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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