Ritual and Conflict: The Social Relations of Childbirth in Early Modern England

Ritual and Conflict: The Social Relations of Childbirth in Early Modern England

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This book places childbirth in early-modern England within a wider network of social institutions and relationships. Starting with illegitimacy - the violation of the marital norm - it proceeds through marriage to the wider gender-order and so to the 'ceremony of childbirth', the popular ritual through which women collectively controlled this, the pivotal event in their lives. Focussing on the seventeenth century, but ranging from the sixteenth to the eighteenth… (more)

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Publisher: Ashgate (November 28, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 270 pages

File size: 2.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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