Law and the Family in Ireland, 1800-1950

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    This multi-disciplinary study considers the intersection between law and family life in Ireland from the early nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Setting the law in its wider social historical context it traces marriage from its formation through to its breakdown. It considers the impact of the law on such issues as adultery, divorce, broken engagements, marriage settlements, pregnancy, adoption, property, domestic violence, concealment of birth and inter-family homicide, as well as the historical origins of the Constitutional protection of the family. An underlying theme is the way in which the law of the family in Ireland differed from the law of the family in England.

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    Number of Pages: 274
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9781137606358
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    Listed in: British & Irish history, Law & society, Legal history
    Publishers: Palgrave Macmillan, Palgrave

    Books by Niamh Howlin

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