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Courtship And Constraint

Courtship And Constraint

by Diana O'Hara
     
 

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The first study of early modern English courtship as a subject in its own right. New historical and anthropological insights into the making of marriage, and an arresting and exciting contribution to the history of the family. Takes the interpretation of the English church court material to a new level of sophistication. Explores new or neglected subjects such as

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The first study of early modern English courtship as a subject in its own right. New historical and anthropological insights into the making of marriage, and an arresting and exciting contribution to the history of the family. Takes the interpretation of the English church court material to a new level of sophistication. Explores new or neglected subjects such as the use of gifts or tokens and the role of go-betweens in English courtship. The fresh and wholly original perspectives on English courtship offered here should redirect and revitalise the history of marriage in early modern England.

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“...will change the way historians think about the origins of the European marriage pattern, about the popular acculturation of marriage law, about the dynamics of inheritance and most of all about the freedom which is conventionally understood to have underpinned the making of English marriage”—Journal of Continuity and Change

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719062513
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Series:
Politics, Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
0.61(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Meet the Author

Diana O'Hara received a PhD in history from the University of Kent at Canterbury in 1995, and is a researcher with Victoria County History

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