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Author Stotter, Lawrence H.

Title To put asunder : the laws of matrimonial strife : an introduction to the seminal Anglo-American literature and laws of domestic relations up to the year 1900, with supporting bibliography and comments / Lawrence H. Stotter
Edition First edition
Published Berkeley : Regent Press, [2011]


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Description lxi, 413 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portraits ; 27 cm
Contents List of illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Introduction -- Interlude "Concerning the honour of books" / by Samuel Daniel -- Chronology -- 1. The history and lore of family law -- Interlude "The book-hunter" / by Frank Dempster Sherman -- 2. Family law in England -- Interlude "The book of life" / by Richard Thomson -- 3. Henry Swinburne: England's seminal family law author -- Interlude "The library" / by John Godfrey Saxe -- 4. Tapping Reeve: America's first family law author and teacher -- Interlude "The library" / by Robert Southey -- 5. Family law practice in colonial and post-revolutionary America -- Interlude "To his books" / by Henry Vaughan -- 6. Reading for the law in England and America -- Interlude "Law of husband and wife" / by R. M. Charlton -- Appendix I. Henry Swinburne's sources -- Appendix II. Selected cases and trials, ca. 900-1897 -- Appendix III. Selected legal treatises, 1504-1894 -- Appendix IV. Selected abridgments, bibliographies, and catalogues of law books -- Appendix V. Selected bibliography -- Index -- A note for book collectors
Notes "Taking its cue from Matthew 19:6, 'What, therefore, God hath joined together, let not man put asunder,' this book describes humankind's actions in doing just that. A readable selected history of family law, To Put Asunder traverses more than two thousand years of continuing attempts by various societies to inhibit the desires of men and women, kings and commoners, to terminate their unsatisfactory marriages ... Examining court proceedings, the policies of church and state, scholarly literature, and the anger and frustration of unhappy spouses, Lawrence Stotter reports on the path of the domestic relations laws adopted in Western civilization. By clarifying the philosophy and goals behind the development of divorce laws in biblical times and tribal societies, under the influences of early Greek and Roman civilization, during the rule of the Roman Catholic Church, after the impact of the Reformation and Henry VIII's Church of England, and with the modifications brought about by the founders of Colonial America up through the beginning of the twentieth century, Stotter makes clear the reasons for, and the foundations of, our current divorce provisions. Lawrence Stotter provides, in five separate and extensive appendices, more than one hundred pages of bibliographic sources, never previously brought together in this manner"--from Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Swinburne, Henry, 1560?-1623.
Reeve, Tapping, 1744-1823.
Domestic relations -- England.
Domestic relations -- United States.
Domestic relations (Canon law)
Domestic relations (Roman law)
Divorce -- Law and legislation -- England.
Divorce -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Divorce (Canon law)
Divorce (Roman law)
Feudal law -- England.
Customary law -- England.
Author Daniel, Samuel, 1562-1619. Concerning the honour of books
Sherman, Frank Dempster, 1860-1916. Book-hunter
Thomson, Richard, 1794-1865. Book of life
Saxe, John Godfrey, 1816-1887. Library
Southey, Robert, 1774-1843. Library
Vaughan, Henry, 1621-1695. To his books
Charlton, Robert M. (Robert Milledge), 1807-1854. Law of husband and wife
LC no. 2010933192
ISBN 1587902109
Other Titles Laws of matrimonial strife
Introduction to the seminal Anglo-American literature and laws of domestic relations up to the year 1900