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Shakespeare, Law, and Marriage

Shakespeare, Law, and Marriage

by B. J. Sokol, Mary Sokol
     
 

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Combining legal, historical and literary approaches to the practice and theory of marriage in Shakespeare's time, this study discovers a broad range of information in a selection of Shakespeare's plays. Jerry and Mary Sokol approach the legal history of marriage as part of cultural history. The household was viewed as the basic unit of Elizabethan society, but many

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Combining legal, historical and literary approaches to the practice and theory of marriage in Shakespeare's time, this study discovers a broad range of information in a selection of Shakespeare's plays. Jerry and Mary Sokol approach the legal history of marriage as part of cultural history. The household was viewed as the basic unit of Elizabethan society, but many aspects of marriage were controversial, and the law was uncertain and confusing. The Sokols' analysis reveals much about Shakespeare's age as well as his work.

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"...Sokol and Sokol provide a clearly written book that enriches knowledge of Shakespeare's texts...Highly recommended." Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521024907
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Meet the Author

B. J. Sokol is Reader in English at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Mary Sokol is Research Fellow at University College London and is also a lawyer.

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