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Unquiet lives : marriage and marriage breakdown in England, 1660-1800

Author: Joanne Bailey, (Professor of social and cultural history)
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series: Cambridge studies in early modern British history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A revisionary study of married life in the long eighteenth century in England, this text draws on court records, newspaper advertisements & an original methodology to challenge preconceptions about authority in the household & to show how ideas about adultery & masculinity emerged.
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Genre/Form: History
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joanne Bailey, (Professor of social and cultural history)
ISBN: 0521810582 9780521810586
OCLC Number: 51203582
Description: xii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: reassessing marriage --
2. 'To have and to hold': analysing married life --
3. 'For better, for worse': resolving marital difficulties --
4. 'An honourable estate': marital roles in the household --
5. 'With all my worldly goods I thee endow': spouses' contributions and possessions within marriage --
6. 'Wilt thou obey him, and serve him': the marital power balance --
7. 'Forsaking all other': marital chastity --
8. 'Till death us do part': life after a failed marriage --
9. 'Mutual society, help and comfort': conclusion.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in early modern British history.
Responsibility: Joanne Bailey.
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