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Married Women And The Law

Author: Tim Stretton
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773590145
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Explaining the curious legal doctrine of "coverture," William Blackstone famously declared that "by marriage, husband and wife are one person at law." This "covering" of a wife's legal identity by her husband meant that the greatest subordination of women to men developed within marriage. In England and its colonies, generations of judges, legislators, and husbands invoked coverture to limit married women's rights and property, but there was no monolithic concept of coverture and their justifications shifted to fit changing times: Were husband and wife lord and subject? Master and servant? Guardian and ward? Or one person at law? The essays in Married Women and the Law offer new insights into the legal effects of marriage for women from medieval to modern times. Focusing on the years prior to the passage of the Divorce Acts and Married Women's Property Acts in the late nineteenth century, contributors examine a variety of jurisdictions in the common law world, from civil courts to ecclesiastical and criminal courts. By bringing together studies of several common law jurisdictions over a span of centuries, they show how similar legal rules persisted and developed in different environments. This volume reveals not only legal changes and the women who creatively used or subverted coverture, but also astonishing continuities. Accessibly written and coherently presented, Married Women and the Law is an important look at the persistence of one of the longest lived ideas in British legal history. Contributors include Sara M. Butler (Loyola), Marisha Caswell (Queen’s), Mary Beth Combs (Fordham), Angela Fernandez (Toronto), Margaret Hunt (Amherst), Kim Kippen (Toronto), Natasha Korda (Wesleyan), Lindsay Moore (Boston), Barbara J. Todd (Toronto), and Danaya C. Wright (Florida).

Oliver Twist

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 8026859901
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Oliver Twist ist ein Gesellschaftsroman von Charles Dickens, der unter dem vollständigen Titel "Oliver Twist, or The Parish Boy's Progress" (Oliver Twist oder der Weg des Fürsorgezöglings) von Februar 1837 bis April 1839 in Fortsetzungen in der Zeitschrift "Bentley's Miscellany" erschien. Oliver Twist ist Dickens' zweiter Roman und wahrscheinlich sein heute bekanntestes Werk. Er wurde mehrfach für Theater, Kino, Fernsehen und Comic adaptiert. Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812-1870) war ein englischer Schriftsteller. Zu seinen bekanntesten Werken gehören Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Eine Geschichte aus zwei Städten, Große Erwartungen sowie Eine Weihnachtsgeschichte.

Elite Women And The Agricultural Landscape 1700 1830

Author: Briony McDonagh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317145119
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Social and economic histories of the long eighteenth century have largely ignored women as a class of landowners and improvers. 1700 to 1830 was a period in which the landscape of large swathes of the English Midlands was reshaped – both materially and imaginatively – by parliamentary enclosure and a bundle of other new practices. Outside the Midlands too, local landscapes were remodelled in line with the improving ideals of the era. Yet while we know a great deal about the men who pushed forward schemes for enclosure and sponsored agricultural improvement, far less is known about the role played by female landowners and farmers and their contributions to landscape change. Drawing on examples from across Georgian England, Elite Women and the Agricultural Landscape, 1700–1830 offers a detailed study of elite women’s relationships with landed property, specifically as they were mediated through the lens of their estate management and improvement. This highly original book provides an explicitly feminist historical geography of the eighteenth-century English rural landscape. It addresses important questions about propertied women’s role in English rural communities and in Georgian society more generally, whilst contributing to wider cultural debates about women’s place in the environmental, social and economic history of Britain. It will be of interest to those working in Historical and Cultural Geography, Social, Economic and Cultural History, Women’s Studies, Gender Studies and Landscape Studies.

Transactions Of The Royal Historical Society

Author: Andrew Pettegree
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107143381
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A collection of major articles representing some of the best historical research by some of the world's most distinguished historians.

Women Crime And Forgiveness In Early Modern Portugal

Author: Darlene Abreu-Ferreira
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472442334
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Looking at the experiences of women in early modern Portugal in the context of crime and forgiveness, this study demonstrates the extent to which judicial and quasi-judicial records can be used to examine the implications of crime in women’s lives, whether as victims or culprits. The foundational basis for this study is two sets of manuscript sources that highlight two distinct yet connected experiences of women as participants in the criminal process. One consists of a collection of archival documents from the first half of the seventeenth century, a corpus called 'querelas,' in which formal accusations of criminal acts were registered. This is a rich source of information not only about the types of crimes reported, but also the process that plaintiffs had to follow to deal with their cases. The second primary source consists of a sampling of documents known as the ‘perdão de parte.’ The term refers to the victim’s pardon, unique to the Iberian Peninsula, which allowed individuals implicated in serious conflicts to have a voice in the judicial process. By looking at a sample of these pardons, found in notary collections from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Abreu-Ferreira is able to show the extent to which women exercised their agency in a legal process that was otherwise male-dominated.

Die Eheprobe

Author: Melanie Gideon
Publisher: btb Verlag
ISBN: 3641106672
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»Habe ich das tatsächlich getan? Ikea-Fleischbällchen als meine eigenen ausgegeben? Und vor unseren Freunden zugegeben, dass wir nur einmal im Monat Sex haben?« Vielleicht lag es daran, dass ich die zusätzlichen Kilos nicht mehr loswurde. Oder daran, dass ich das Alter erreicht hatte, in dem meine Mutter starb. Vielleicht aber auch daran, dass mein Mann und ich uns irgendwie nichts mehr zu sagen hatten. Als die Online-Studie ›Die Ehe im 21. Jahrhundert‹ in meiner Inbox landete, ahnte ich nicht, wie sehr sie mein Leben verändern sollte. Plötzlich vertraute ich unter dem Pseudonym ›Ehefrau 22‹ irgendeinem ›Forscher 101‹ intimste Geheimnisse über meine Ehe an. Vor der Studie war ich schlicht Alice Buckle: Ehefrau, Mutter, begeisterte Facebook-Userin, bekennender Internetjunkie. Jetzt bin ich auch noch ›Ehefrau 22‹. Und mein E-Mail-Austausch mit ›Forscher 101‹ hat sich irgendwie verselbständigt. Wir sind uns ziemlich nahe gekommen. Ich muss eine Entscheidung treffen. Eine Entscheidung, die meine Familie, meine Ehe, mein ganzes Leben verändern wird. Gerade bin ich allerdings zu sehr damit beschäftigt, Fragen zu beantworten. So ein Geheimnis kann ein ziemlich gutes Aphrodisiakum sein ...