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The Resource Unquiet lives : marriage and marriage breakdown in England, 1660-1800, Joanne Bailey

Unquiet lives : marriage and marriage breakdown in England, 1660-1800, Joanne Bailey

Label
Unquiet lives : marriage and marriage breakdown in England, 1660-1800
Title
Unquiet lives
Title remainder
marriage and marriage breakdown in England, 1660-1800
Statement of responsibility
Joanne Bailey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Based on court records and newspaper advertisements, this book is a pioneering account of the expectations and experiences of married life among the middle and labouring ranks in the long eighteenth century." "Its original methodology draws attention to the material life of marriage, which has long been dominated by theories of emotional shifts or fashionable accounts of spouses' gendered, oppositional lives. Thus it challenges preconceptions about authority in the household, by showing the extent to which husbands depended upon their wives' vital economic activities, household management and child care. Not only did this forge co-dependency between spouses, it undermined men's autonomy. Our understanding of the power balance within marriage is further revised by evidence that the sexual double standard was not rigidly applied in everyday life. The book also shows that ideas about adultery and domestic violence evolved in the eighteenth century, influenced by new models of masculinity and feminity."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bailey, Joanne
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Cambridge studies in early modern British history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marriage
  • Domestic relations
  • Divorce
Label
Unquiet lives : marriage and marriage breakdown in England, 1660-1800, Joanne Bailey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: reassessing marriage -- 2. 'To have and to hold': analysing married life -- 3. 'For better, for worse': resolving marital difficulties -- 4. 'An honourable estate': marital roles in the household -- 5. 'With all my worldly goods I thee endow': spouses' contributions and possessions within marriage -- 6. 'Wilt thou obey him, and serve him': the marital power balance -- 7. 'Forsaking all other': marital chastity -- 8. 'Till death us do part': life after a failed marriage -- 9. 'Mutual society, help and comfort': conclusion
Control code
CR9780511495670
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 244 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521093118
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Unquiet lives : marriage and marriage breakdown in England, 1660-1800, Joanne Bailey
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: reassessing marriage -- 2. 'To have and to hold': analysing married life -- 3. 'For better, for worse': resolving marital difficulties -- 4. 'An honourable estate': marital roles in the household -- 5. 'With all my worldly goods I thee endow': spouses' contributions and possessions within marriage -- 6. 'Wilt thou obey him, and serve him': the marital power balance -- 7. 'Forsaking all other': marital chastity -- 8. 'Till death us do part': life after a failed marriage -- 9. 'Mutual society, help and comfort': conclusion
Control code
CR9780511495670
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 244 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521093118
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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