Women, Rank, and Marriage in the British Aristocracy, 1485-2000

An Open Elite?
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ISBN-13:
9781137327802
Einband:
eBook
Seiten:
290
Autor:
K. Schutte
Serie:
Studies in Modern History
eBook Typ:
PDF
eBook Format:
eBook
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Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
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Through an analysis of the marriage patterns of thousands of aristocratic women as well as an examination of diaries, letters, and memoirs, this book demonstrates that the sense of rank identity as manifested in these women's marriages remained remarkably stable for centuries, until it was finally shattered by the First World War.
Introduction Prologue: Identity and Rank PART I: THE STATISTICAL SIDE OF THE STORY 1. The Basic Marriage Patterns 2. 'British' Marriages 3. An Open Aristocracy? PART II: THE LESS STATISTICAL ASPECTS OF THE STORY 4. The Marriage Market 5. Practical Considerations 6. Kinship Groups 7. Elopement and Defiant Matches Conclusion
Through an analysis of the marriage patterns of thousands of aristocratic women as well as an examination of diaries, letters, and memoirs, this book demonstrates that the sense of rank identity as manifested in these women's marriages remained remarkably stable for centuries, until it was finally shattered by the First World War.

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