Courtship and Constraint: Rethinking the Making of Marriage in Tudor England

Courtship and Constraint: Rethinking the Making of Marriage in Tudor England

by Diana O'Hara
     
 

Courtship was a vitally important process in early modern England. It was a period of private and public negotiation, often fraught with anxiety. If completed successfully it brought respectability, the privileges of marriage and adulthood, and a stable union between socially, economically and emotionally compatible couples. This book represents the first major

Overview

Courtship was a vitally important process in early modern England. It was a period of private and public negotiation, often fraught with anxiety. If completed successfully it brought respectability, the privileges of marriage and adulthood, and a stable union between socially, economically and emotionally compatible couples. This book represents the first major study of courtship in early modern England. Using Kent church court and probate material dating from the fifteenth to the end of the sixteenth century, it blends historical with anthropological perspectives to suggest novel and exciting approaches to the making of marriage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719050749
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Series:
Politics, Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.54(h) x 0.91(d)

Meet the Author

Diana O'Hara is a researcher with Victoria County History.

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