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Marriage and its dissolution in early modern England

Author: Torri L Thompson
Publisher: London ; Brookfield, Vt. : Pickering & Chatto, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Facsimile reprints of sixteenth and seventeenth century source materials related to marriage, marriage dissolution, and remarriage practices in England.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Torri L Thompson
ISBN: 1851967842 9781851967841
OCLC Number: 57283887
Description: 4 volumes ; 24 cm
Contents: Volume 1 Henry VIII, A Glasse of Truth (1532); Thomas Abell, Invicta Veritas. An answere, that by no maner of lawe, it maye be lawfull for the moste noble kinge of englande, King Henry the ayght to be divorsed from the queens grate, his lawful and very wyfe (1532); Privy Council of England and Wales, Articles Devised by the holle consent of the kynges moste honourable counsayle, his gracis licence opteined therto, not only to exhorte, but also to enfourme his louynge subiectis of the trouthe (1533) Volume 2 Joannes Ludovicus Vives, The office and duetie of an husband (1553) Volume 3 George Joye, A Contrarye (to a certayne manis) consultacion: that adulterers ought to punyshed with deathe (1549); Erasmus, The Censure and judgment of Erasmus whyther dyvorsemente stondeth with the lawe of God (1550); William Tyndale, An Exposition uppon the V. VI. VII. Chapters of Mathew (1532); Erasmus, Exhortation to the Diligent studye of scripture: An exposition in to the seventh chapter of the first pistle to the Corinthians (1529); Heinrich Bullinger, The Christian State of Matrimonye (1541); Hugh Latimer, The First Sermon preached Before King Edward (1549); Hugh Latimer, A Most Faithful Sermon Preached Before the Kynges Most Excellent Majesty (1550); Thomas Bentley, A Monument of Matrones (1582); Henry Smith, A Preparative to Marriage (1591); T E, The Lawes Resolutions of Women's Rights (1632) Volume 4 Anon., Helpes for Discovery ... in relation to some sinnes, viz. blasphemy, adultery ... (1648); Edmund Bunny, Of divorce for adulterie and marrying againe, that there is no sufficient warrent so to do (1610); John Rainolds, A defence of the judgment of the reformed churches. That a man may lawfulle not onelie put awaie his wife for her adulterie, but also marrie another (1610); Martin Bucer, De regno Christi. De coniugio et divortio. English Title: The judgement of Martin Bucer, concerning divorce. Writt'n to Edward the sixt, in his second book of the kingdom of Christ . And now Englisht. Wherein a late book restoring the doctrine and discipline of divorce, is heer confirm'd and justify'd by the authoritie of Martin Bucer To the Parlament of England (1644); Anon., An answer to a book, intituled, The doctrine and discipline of divorce (1644); William Whately, A Bride-Bush: or A Wedding Sermon (1617 and 1623 editions)
Responsibility: edited by Torri L. Thompson.
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Addresses Early Modern representations of chastity and adultery, as well as matrimony and its dissolution in both the private and public realms, including the most well known marital dissolution,  Read more...


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