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The Oxford History of the Laws of EnglandVolume XIII: 1820–1914 Fields of Development$
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William Cornish, J Stuart Anderson, Ray Cocks, Michael Lobban, Patrick Polden, and Keith Smith

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199239757

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239757.001.0001

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Family Law, Family Authority

Family Law, Family Authority

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(p.723) I Family Law, Family Authority
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The Oxford History of the Laws of England
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William Cornish

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239757.003.0023

This chapter on family law in the 19th century discusses the courts used for family disputes, private and public provision in law touching the family, the husband as patriarch, property during a marriage and after the death of a spouse, and male attitudes to the opposite sex.

Keywords:   English law, family law, family disputes, property, marriage, patriarch, male attitudes

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