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The Strict Settlement and the Estates System

John Habakkuk

in Marriage, Debt, and the Estates System: English Landownership, 1650-1950

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203988
eISBN:
9780191676062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203988.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter discusses the strict settlement and the estates system that prevailed in the past. The arrangements of most landed families were governed by the strict settlement, a form of legal ... More


Marriage, Debt, and the Estates System: English Landownership, 1650-1950

John Habakkuk

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203988
eISBN:
9780191676062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203988.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Until the later 19th century the great landlords and the gentry were the central element in the social and political life of the country, and even as late as 1940, in the supreme crisis of English ... More


Government, Aristocracy, and the Middling Sort

Alexander M. Martin

in Enlightened Metropolis: Constructing Imperial Moscow, 1762-1855

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199605781
eISBN:
9780191750649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605781.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

With Chapter Five, the book pivots from intellectual to social history. The chapter explores the interactions between the aristocracy, that is, the socially dominant upper crust of the nobility, and ... More


The Little Russian Idea and the Invention of a Rus′ Nation

Faith Hillis

in Children of Rus': Right-Bank Ukraine and the Invention of a Russian Nation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452192
eISBN:
9780801469268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452192.003.0002
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines how residents of the Dnieper region came to envision alternatives to the local estate system. During the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Little Russian nobles ... More


The Normative State

Ernst Fraenkel

in The Dual State: A Contribution to the Theory of Dictatorship

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198716204
eISBN:
9780191784378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716204.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Comparative Law

This chapter looks at the dual state and the separation of powers within by first considering the prerogative state and the role of the executive. It starts by looking at the history of the doctrine ... More


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