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Untying the Knot: A Short History of Divorce

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The rapid spread of divorce since the 1960s has dramatically affected family life in Western society. Extensive research has been devoted to this recent period of change, and yet the long-term history of divorce has remained surprisingly obscure. Roderick Phillips, author of the highly acclaimed magisterial history of divorce, Putting Asunder, has now abridged his fascinating and wide-ranging study for a general readership. Encompassing religious and secular attitudes to divorce, the evolution of divorce laws, and changing responses to marriage breakdown, Untying the Knot offers a highly readable and thought-provoking history of the phenomenon, placed illuminatingly against a variety of social, economic, political and cultural backgrounds.

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An abridged edition of Dr. Phillips' monumental Putting Asunder: A History of Divorce in Western Society encompasses religious and secular attitudes, the evolution of divorce laws and changing responses to marriage breakdown.

Synopsis:

A fascinating study of the rapid spread of divorce and its affect on family life in Western society.

Synopsis:

Roderick Phillips, author of the highly acclaimed history of Divorce, Putting Asunder, has now abridged his fascinating and wide-ranging study for general readership. Encompassing religious and secular attitudes to divorce, the evolution of divorce laws, and changing responses to marriage breakdown, Untying the Knot offers a highly readable and thought-provoking history of the phenomenon.

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Catholics and protestants; 2. Seventeenth-century England and its American colonies; 3. Secularisation, enlightenment, and the French revolution; 4. Formal and informal divorce in early modern society; 5. The meaning and context of marriage breakdown; 6. The nineteenth century: liberalisation and reaction; 7. Divorce as a social issue, 1850-1914; 8. Twentieth century and the rise of mass divorce; 9. Explaining the rise of divorce, 1870-1990; Conclusion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521423700
Author:
Phillips, Roderick
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
World
Subject:
Family Relationships
Subject:
Home economics
Subject:
Sociology - Marriage & Family
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Divorce
Subject:
Divorce -- History.
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Divorce & Separation
Subject:
Divorce--History Divorce--History
Subject:
Self Help-Divorce and Separation
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Abridged:
Y
Series:
Canto original series
Series Volume:
no. 207
Publication Date:
20040831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
8.50x5.21x.81 in. .60 lbs.

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Product details 280 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521423700 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An abridged edition of Dr. Phillips' monumental Putting Asunder: A History of Divorce in Western Society encompasses religious and secular attitudes, the evolution of divorce laws and changing responses to marriage breakdown.
"Synopsis" by , A fascinating study of the rapid spread of divorce and its affect on family life in Western society.
"Synopsis" by , Roderick Phillips, author of the highly acclaimed history of Divorce, Putting Asunder, has now abridged his fascinating and wide-ranging study for general readership. Encompassing religious and secular attitudes to divorce, the evolution of divorce laws, and changing responses to marriage breakdown, Untying the Knot offers a highly readable and thought-provoking history of the phenomenon.
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