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"Matrimonial Ceremonies Displayed": Popular Ethnography and Enlightened Imperialism
  • Lisa O'Connell
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Eighteenth century life
  • 13 February 2002
Spearheaded by Lord Hardwicke’s Marriage Act of 1753, English marriage reform of the mid eighteenth century changed both the concept and practice of marriage. Indeed, it enabled marriage to become aExpand
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Coleridge and the Lay Sermon
ABSTRACT This essay, a contribution to the study of secularisation, explores conditions under which a new genre, the lay sermon, emerged early in the nineteenth century. It does so through a readingExpand
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Incest, Sexuality, and Modernity
‘By Ordinance of Nature’: Marriage, Religion and the Modern English State
Marriage holds a foundational status within modern conceptions of the state. It does so, in part, because it is so readily understood to order the intersection of the natural and the social. As theExpand
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Sir Charles Grandison, Natural Law and the Fictionalised English Gentleman
This article enquires into the relation between enlightened humanist conceptions of natural law and the period novel's fictionalization of the English gentleman in the context of its marriage plot.Expand
The Steps to First Dance
99 the great director Peter Brook and surmises that Brook chose to leave England for France in 1970 because he knew that his experiments, like those of Cherub, would be snubbed by Britain’sExpand