15 novembre 2020 à 11 h 28 min #18479LynParticipant
The English Marriage
Tales of Love, Money and Adultery
by Maureen Waller
- Format: hardcover, 420 pages
- Author: Maureen Waller
- Language: english
- Release date: February 1, 2010
- Publisher: John Murray
- Genres: history, historical
- ISBN: 9781848540545 (184854054X)
About The Book
The story of the English marriage is unique and eccentric. Long after the rest of Europe and neighboring Scotland had reformed their marriage laws, England clung to the chaotic and contradictory laws of the medieval Church, making it all too easy to enter into a marriage but virtually impossible to end an unhappy one. If England was a « paradise for wives » it could only have been through the feistiness of the women. Married women were placed in the same legal category as lunatics. While Englishmen prided themselves on their devotion to liberty, their wives were no freer than slaves. It was a husband’s jealously guarded right to beat his wife, as long as the stick was no bigger than his thumb. With a cast of hundreds, from loyal and devoted wives in troubled times to those who featured in notorious trials for adultery, from abusive husbands whose excesses were only gradually curbed by the law to the modern phenomenon of the toxic wife, acclaimed historian Maureen Waller draws on intimate letters, diaries, court documents, and advice books to trace the evolution of the English marriage. It is social history at its most revealing, astonishing, and entertaining.
Paperback ebook The English Marriage Maureen Waller on Dymocks. Online The English Marriage read online on iPad. FictionBook book The English Marriage download on Kobo. PDF book The English Marriage by Maureen Waller buy for Android.
FB2 ebook The English Marriage Maureen Waller Kindle. MP3 The English Marriage read on Barnes & Noble. MOBI ebook The English Marriage buy cheap on Walmart. Hardcover book The English Marriage by Maureen Waller download on reader.
EPUB The English Marriage by Maureen Waller buy for Mac. Hardback ebook The English Marriage on Booktopia. TXT The English Marriage read iPhone. FB2 book The English Marriage Maureen Waller download on Book Depository.15 novembre 2020 à 11 h 44 min #18481
- Vous devez être connecté pour répondre à ce sujet.