Examining law through the lens of literature : the formation of marriage in eighteenth-century England
Probert, Rebecca. (2008) Examining law through the lens of literature : the formation of marriage in eighteenth-century England. Law and Humanities, Vol.2 (No.1). pp. 29-48. ISSN 1752-1483Full text not available from this repository.
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This article examines what eighteenth-century novels and plays can tell us about the formation of marriage both before and after the Clandestine Marriages Act of 1753. It shows how the practices and, perhaps more crucially, the assumptions, of fictional characters were consistent with legal sources of the time, and that such primary sources fundamentally undermine many modern analyses of the making of marriage.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
K Law > KD England and Wales
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Law|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Marriage law -- England -- History -- 18th century, Marriage customs and rites -- Scotland -- Gretna Green -- History -- 18th century, Clandestinity (Canon law) -- History -- 18th century, Marriage in literature -- History -- 18th century|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Law and Humanities|
|Publisher:||Hart Publishing Ltd.|
|Page Range:||pp. 29-48|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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