Scottish Society, 1500 1800

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Februar 2003



This is an in-depth, richly documented study of the sex and marriage business from 1570 1640.


List of tables; List of maps; Preface; Conventions and abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. The Legal and Social Background: 1. The structure of ecclesiastical justice; 2. Economic and social structures; 3. Religion and the people; 4. Sex and marriage: laws, ideals and popular practice; Part II. Sex and Marriage: The Pattern of Prosecutions: 5. Matrimonial causes: (i) the breakdown of marriage; 6. Matrimonial causes: (ii) marriage formation; 7. Prenuptial fornication and bridal pregnancy; 8. Incest, adultery and fornication; 9. Aiding and abetting sexual offences; 10. Sexual slander; Part III. Church Courts and Society: 11. The effectiveness of ecclesiastical justice; 12. Church courts and society in 1640: retrospect and prospect; Bibliography; Index.


' ... a constantly challenging, constantly interesting monograph which makes a valuable contribution to early modern social, ecclesiastical and legal history.' The Times Higher Education Supplement ' ... an outstanding work of institutional and social history.' English Historical Review
EAN: 9780521386555
ISBN: 0521386551
Untertitel: 'PPP'. Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2003
Seitenanzahl: 432 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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