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The Action for Criminal Conversation

Lawrence Stone

in Road to Divorce: England 1530-1987

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198226512
eISBN:
9780191678646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198226512.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses the action for criminal conversation. Between 1600 and 1860, four distinct phases can be discerned in the public opinion over the way to treat adultery by a married woman. ... More


Aristocratic Vice: The Attack on Duelling, Suicide, Adultery, and Gambling in Eighteenth-Century England

Donna T. Andrew

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300184334
eISBN:
9780300185522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300184334.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book examines the outrage against—and attempts to end—the four vices associated with the aristocracy in eighteenth-century England: dueling, suicide, adultery, and gambling. It also discusses ... More


Blood and Violence in Early Modern France

Stuart Carroll

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199290451
eISBN:
9780191710490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290451.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The rise of civilised conduct and behaviour has long been considered as one of the major factors in the transformation from medieval to modern society. Thinkers and historians alike argue that ... More


Chapter 12

Roger G. Kennedy

in Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140552
eISBN:
9780199848775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140552.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

As soon as it became known on the streets of New York that Alexander Hamilton had been killed by Aaron Burr in their duel, the latter's political enemies raised a great clamor. Leading the pious pack ... More


Chapter 6

Roger G. Kennedy

in Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140552
eISBN:
9780199848775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140552.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In a letter, Alexander Hamilton told Aaron Burr that “his address was pleasing, his manners were more, they were fascinating”. This chapter asks: What does Hamilton mean by “fascination”? Clinically, ... More


Combat

Stuart Carroll

in Blood and Violence in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199290451
eISBN:
9780191710490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290451.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter examines the realities of Renaissance combat in France. Sword fighting during the Renaissance was predominantly offensive — it taught how to kill as rapidly and as efficiently as ... More


Conclusion

Stuart Carroll

in Blood and Violence in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199290451
eISBN:
9780191710490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290451.003.0016
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The French nobility was acculturated to violence that coexisted with courtliness. Feuding is indelibly associated with the Middle Ages, with a culture that is opposed to modernity. But, in fact, ... More


Conclusion: An End to Aristocratic Vice?

Donna T. Andrew

in Aristocratic Vice: The Attack on Duelling, Suicide, Adultery, and Gambling in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300184334
eISBN:
9780300185522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300184334.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In this chapter the author discusses how some customary forms of behavior had changed in England by the mid-nineteenth century. The dueling had disappeared from Britain completely, and the other ... More


Custom, Combat, and the Comparative Study of Laws: Montesquieu Revisited

Malcolm Vale

in Legalism: Anthropology and History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199664269
eISBN:
9780191744686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664269.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the work of the Baron de Montesquieu, the great eighteenth-century legal thinker (1689–1755). It is concerned with questions such as how and why he came to write what he did, ... More


Domestic Violence

Mark Hewitson

in The People's Wars: Histories of Violence in the German Lands, 1820-1888

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199564262
eISBN:
9780191799938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564262.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

The chapter examines the relationship between a broad acceptance of war and military service in Germany during the early and mid-nineteenth century, on the one hand, and contemporaries’ varying ... More


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