An Ordered Society: Gender and Class in Early Modern England

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Columbia University Press, 1994 - Family & Relationships - 203 pages
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Amussen's vivid account of family and village life in England from the reign of Elizabeth I to the accession of the Hanoverian monarchies describes the domestic economy of the rich and the poor; the processes of courtship, marriage, and marital breakdown; and the structure of power within the family and in rural communities.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Political Households and Domestic Politics Family and Society in Early Modern Thought
34
Families Property and Family Economies
67
Gender Order in Families and Villages
95
The Ordering of Society
134
Conclusion Gender Class and Society
180
Bibliography
190
Index
197
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