Informal Marriage, Cohabitation and the Law 1750–1989

  • Stephen Parker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Stephen Parker
    Pages 1-8
  3. Stephen Parker
    Pages 96-125
  4. Stephen Parker
    Pages 126-157
  5. Stephen Parker
    Pages 158-162
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 163-176

About this book


By the author of "Cohabitees", this book traces the boundaries of legal marriage since the Industrial Revolution, from informal marriage practices to modern cohabitation. Changes are placed in their economic, political and social contexts, seen to be the product of class and gender conflict.


family law law marriage revolution

Authors and affiliations

  • Stephen Parker
    • 1
  1. 1.Australian National UniversityAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1990
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-09836-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-09834-7
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