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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.
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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: Electronic books
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Bailey, Joanne, Dr.
Unquiet lives.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2002041447
(OCoLC)51203582
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joanne Bailey, (Professor of social and cultural history)
ISBN: 0511064268 9780511064265 0511120125 9780511120121 0511072724 9780511072727
OCLC Number: 57218707
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 244 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; ABBREVIATIONS AND CONVENTIONS; 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.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in early modern British history.
Responsibility: Joanne Bailey.

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