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The laws of love : a brief historical and practical manual

Author: Peter Goodrich
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Series: Language, discourse, society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From medieval literary accounts to modern day problems with the legal standing of acts of love under question throughout, this title presents a radical theory of how love and the erotic have been dealt with in law, and sanctioned in everyday experience.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Goodrich
ISBN: 9780230007185 023000718X
OCLC Number: 71241983
Description: xvi, 231 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : A short history of the laws of love --
Erotic melancholy --
Purloined love letters --
Contracts of love --
Amorous wrong by words --
Delicts of desire --
The casuistry of kissing --
The dolorific calculus --
Fidelity and faithlessness --
Intimate violence --
Suicide --
Gifts --
Conclusion : Does love have standing?
Series Title: Language, discourse, society.
Responsibility: Peter Goodrich.

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Your guest at dinner kisses you. What does it mean? Where does it lead? Does kissing necessarily imply more, and if so how much? These and similar questions of amorous ethics and erotic disquisition  Read more...

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