Reordering Marriage and Society in Reformation Germany / Edition 1

Reordering Marriage and Society in Reformation Germany / Edition 1

by Joel F. Harrington
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521894182

ISBN-13: 9780521894180

Pub. Date: 05/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book examines the impact of the Protestant Reformation on both the ideal and practice of marriage in sixteenth-century Germany. Unlike previous specialized and esoteric monographs, this study synthesizes the author's extensive archival work with a broad array of scholarly research in legal, theological, and, especially, social history. His most important…  See more details below

Overview

This book examines the impact of the Protestant Reformation on both the ideal and practice of marriage in sixteenth-century Germany. Unlike previous specialized and esoteric monographs, this study synthesizes the author's extensive archival work with a broad array of scholarly research in legal, theological, and, especially, social history. His most important conclusion is the minimal impact of Protestant marriage reforms, and the striking similarity in this respect to concurrent Catholic measures, particularly in the actual formation and preservation of marriages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521894180
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. The Nature and Origins of Sixteenth-Century Marriage Reform: 1. Marriage reform and reformers; 2. Marriage and the Church: the ideological reformation; 3. Marriage and the state: the bureaucratic reformation; Part II. The Social Impact of Sixteenth-Century Marriage Reform: 4. In loco parentis: public approval of private consent; 5. 'Against the marriage devil': sexual discipline and marital stability; 6. Conclusions.

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