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    DescriptionThis book has three key aims: first, to show how the legal treatment of cohabiting couples has changed over the past four centuries, from punishment as fornicators in the seventeenth century to eventual acceptance as family in the late twentieth; second, to chart how the language used to refer to cohabitation has changed over time and how different terms influenced policy debates and public perceptions; and, third, to estimate the extent of cohabitation in earlier centuries. To achieve this it draws on hundreds of reported and unreported cases as well as legislation, policy papers and debates in Parliament; thousands of newspaper reports and magazine articles; and innovative cohort studies that provide new and more reliable evidence as to the incidence (or rather the rarity) of cohabitation in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England. It concludes with a consideration of the relationship between legal regulation and social trends.


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    Title
    The Changing Legal Regulation of Cohabitation
    Subtitle
    From Fornicators to Family, 1600-2010
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rebecca Probert
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 298
    Width: 174 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781107020849
    ISBN 10: 1107020840
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S5.0
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: LE
    Libri: I-LE
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 490
    BIC subject category V2: JHBD
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17720
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: LAZ
    BISAC V2.8: LAW001000
    DC22: 346.42016
    BISAC V2.8: LAW038000
    BIC subject category V2: LNMC
    DC22: 346.4201/6
    DC23: 346.016
    LC subject heading: , , , , , ,
    LC classification: KD771 .P76 2012
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.2.0.0.0
    Ingram Theme: INDS/LAWSTD
    Thema V1.0: LAZ, LNMC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    5 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    31 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Rebecca Probert is Professor of Law at the University of Warwick. She has taught family law for over a decade and published widely on both contemporary family law and its history.
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction; 2. Fornicators: the punishment of illicit sex; 3. No name: law, morality and precedent; 4. Unmarried wives in war and peace; 5. Living in sin: concerns and changes; 6. 'Stable illicit unions': cohabitation and the reform of divorce law; 7. Common-law wives: the 1970s and the creation of a myth; 8. Live-in lovers: trying to get back to basics; 9. Partners: New Labour and neutrality; 10. Conclusion.