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Author Barrie, David G., author

Title Sin, sanctity and the sister-in-law : marriage with a deceased wife's sister in the nineteenth century / David G. Barrie
Edition First
Published London : Routledge, 2018
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Contents Introduction -- "A passage in our history which we could not look back upon without shame": the roots of discontent, c.1835-48 -- Restraining the "devil in our sisters" : James Wortley's marriage affinity bills and the Scottish response, 1849-51 -- The "misery of Scotch law" : political discourses, legal precedents and cultural representations, c.1851-69 -- "Sleeping while the enemy is busy sowing his tares" : the challenge to scripture, c.1851-88 -- "The man is everything, and the woman nothing" : protecting, purifying and conceptualising the family, 1862-88 -- "It is too readily assumed that all those who are opposed to this kind of marriage are idiots" : public opinion, print and personal conscience, 1862-1906 -- "It is time this controversy should end" : reform and reaction -- Conclusion: a woman's question, a man's need, a class's interest?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Marriage law -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Marriage with deceased wife's sister -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.
Marriage with deceased wife's sister -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Marriage with deceased wife's sister -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Marriage with deceased wife's sister -- Scotland -- History -- 19th century.
Marriage -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Great Britain.
Marriage -- Religious aspects.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018012078
ISBN 9781351247825 (Mobipocket ebook)
9781351247832 (ePub ebook)
9781351247849 (PDF ebook)
9781351247856 (ebook)