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    DescriptionThis book examines the impact of the Protestant Reformation on both the ideal and practice of marriage in sixteenth-century Germany. Combining extensive archival work with a broad synthesis of scholarly research in legal, theological, and social history, it provides the most comprehensive evaluation to date of the Reformation's impact on marriage. The author compares Protestant reforming goals and achievements to those of contemporary Catholics. All sixteenth-century campaigns to restore 'traditional family values', he argues, must be viewed in the context of more gradual social transformations in private morality, public authority, and familial relations. The apparent innovations of the reformers - including the abolition of clerical celibacy and introduction of divorce - fade in comparison to their much greater adherence to the theological, legal and social traditions shared with their Catholic ancestors and contemporaries.


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    Title
    Reordering Marriage and Society in Reformation Germany
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joel F. Harrington
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 470 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521894180
    ISBN 10: 0521894182
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DFG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JB
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JF, 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: JHBK
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 19
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A31503240, A14530000
    BISAC V2.8: FAM030000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DFG, 3JH, 3JF, 3JB
    LC classification: HQ728 .H293 1995
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 306.810943
    DC21: 306.81094309031
    Thema V1.0: JHBK, NHTB, NHD
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    17 b/w illus. 1 map 8 tables
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    30 April 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    "...this well-documented, convincingly-argued book shows the aims of both religious and secular reformers in both Protestant and Catholic territories to have been conservative in nature, committed to enforcing the view of marriage that had been developing for centuries." Laurel Carrington, The American Journal of Legal History "...intelligently conceived and well executed...this is a very good book." The Catholic Historical Review "...a first-rate book on marriage and the control of sexuality in sixteenth-century Germany, solidly based on both published and archival sources...an important contribution to scholarship, showing the conjunction among social, religious, and legal history." Journal of Social History "Harrington's account of the convergence of Catholic and Protestant reform of marriage is generally persuasive...[his] book is a solid addition to the growing literature on ideas and social practices in the Reformation era." Central European History "...an excellent summation of the history of ecclesiastical doctrine--theological and legal--from the twelfth to the sixteenth century... Its analysis of the literature on marriage--both scholarly and contemporary--is masterful." Sixteenth Century Journal "This is an ambitious study...densely researched...clear and even-handed...This element alone is an important service to field; that this study goes further and challenges scholars to widen the context of the discussion of marriage is praiseworthy and important." The Historian "Harrington draws on extensive archival studies and an impressive mastery of the vast secondary literature. Sophisticated scholarly apparatus." Choice "...it both illuminates an important aspect of the history of the family and reveals how much of its complex and multi-faceted history remains to be explored." Times Literary Supplement "Joel Harrington has done both specialists and nonspecialists a great service by providing a book-length study that deserves to be read by a wide audience, including those interested in parts of the world well beyond Reformation Germany." Journal of the History of Sexuality "For scholars interested in the family history of the sixteenth century. Joel Harrington's new book is a must-read. In a highly contentious field, Harrington has produced a work as provocative as any of its predecessors." Benjamin Kaplan, The Journal of Modern History
    Table of contents
    Part I. The Nature and Origins of Sixteenth-Century Marriage Reform: 1. Marriage reform and reformers; 2. Marriage and the Church: the ideological reformation; 3. Marriage and the state: the bureaucratic reformation; Part II. The Social Impact of Sixteenth-Century Marriage Reform: 4. In loco parentis: public approval of private consent; 5. 'Against the marriage devil': sexual discipline and marital stability; 6. Conclusions.