Between Women: Friendship, Desire, and Marriage in Victorian England, Marcus Sharon
Автор: R. J. Morris Название: Men, Women and Property in England, 1780–1870 ISBN: 0521838088 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521838085 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 10699 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This is an innovative study of middle-class behaviour and property relations in English towns in Georgian and Victorian Britain. Through the lens of wills, family
papers, property deeds, account books and letters, the author offers a reading of the ways in which middle-class families survived and surmounted the economic difficulties of early
industrial society. He argues that these were essentially 'networked' families created and affirmed by a 'gift' network of material goods, finance, services and support, with property very
much at the centre of middle-class survival strategies.
His approach combines microhistorical studies of individual families with a broader analysis of the national and even
international networks within which these families operated. The result is a significant contribution to the history, and to debates about the place of structural and cultural analysis in
Автор: R. H. Helmholz Название: Marriage Litigation in Medieval England ISBN: 0521035627 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521035620 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 4370 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book tells one part of the long history of the institution of marriage. Questions concerning the formation and annulment of marriage came under the exclusive jurisdiction of the church courts during the Middle Ages. Drawing on unpublished records of these courts, Professor Helmholz describes the practical side of matrimonial jurisdiction and relates it to his outline of the formal law of marriage. He investigates the nature of the cases heard, the procedure used, the people involved and changes over the period covered, all of which add to what is known about marriage and legal practice in medieval England. The concluding assessment of canonical jurisdiction over marriage suggests that the application of the law was more successful than is usually thought.
Автор: Tim Stretton Название: Women Waging Law in Elizabethan England ISBN: 0521023254 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521023252 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 4830 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book investigates the surprisingly large number of women who participated in the vast expansion of litigation in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. Making use of legal sources, literary texts, and the neglected records of the Court of Requests, it describes women’s rights under different jurisdictions, considers attitudes to women going to court, and reveals how female litigants used the law, as well as fell victim to it. In the central courts of Westminster, maidservants sued their masters, widows sued their creditors, and in defiance of a barrage of theoretical prohibitions, wives sued their husbands. The law was undoubtedly discriminatory, but certain women pursued actively such rights as they possessed. Some appeared as angry plaintiffs, while others played upon their poverty and vulnerability. A special feature of this study is the attention it pays to the different language and tactics that distinguish women’s pleadings from men’s pleadings within a national equity court.
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