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Palgrave Modern Legal History
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Law and the Family in Ireland, 1800–1950

Authors: Howlin, Niamh, Costello, Kevin

  • Systematic examination of legal institutions and norms in regulating family life and personal relationships in a historical context with regard to Ireland
  • Investigates the complex relationship between legal rules, accepted social practice and economic necessity, making it an original contribution to knowledge
  • Contributors from the fields of history, law and social science, making it truly interdisciplinary 
  • Covers all major themes in the legal history of family law in Ireland
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About this Textbook

This multi-disciplinary study considers the intersection between law and family life in Ireland from the early nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Setting the law in its wider social historical context it traces marriage from its formation through to its breakdown. It considers the impact of the law on such issues as adultery, divorce, broken engagements, marriage settlements, pregnancy, adoption, property, domestic violence, concealment of birth and inter-family homicide, as well as the historical origins of the Constitutional protection of the family. An underlying theme is the way in which the law of the family in Ireland differed from the law of the family in England.

About the authors

Niamh Howlin is a Lecturer at the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, Ireland
Kevin Costello is a Senior Lecturer at the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, Ireland

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-6

    Howlin, Niamh (et al.)

  • Marriage Breakdown in Ireland, c. 1660–1857

    Pages 7-23

    Howlin, Niamh (et al.)

  • The Comeback of the Medieval Marriage Per Verba de Praesenti in Nineteenth-Century Bigamy Cases

    Pages 24-43

    Howlin, Niamh (et al.)

  • The Action for Breach of Promise of Marriage in Nineteenth-Century Ireland

    Pages 44-65

    Howlin, Niamh (et al.)

  • Married Women’s Property in Ireland, 1800–1900

    Pages 66-86

    Costello, Kevin

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eBook $27.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-60636-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-60638-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $37.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-60635-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Law and the Family in Ireland, 1800–1950
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Modern Legal History
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Editorial selection and matter Niamh Howlin and Kevin Costellon individual chapters their individual authors
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-60636-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-60636-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-60638-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-60635-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 274
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