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The Resource Carnal knowledge : regulating sex in England, 1470-1600, Martin Ingram

Carnal knowledge : regulating sex in England, 1470-1600, Martin Ingram

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Carnal knowledge : regulating sex in England, 1470-1600
Title
Carnal knowledge
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regulating sex in England, 1470-1600
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Martin Ingram
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Language
eng
Summary
This study reveals that in pre-Reformation England both ecclesiastical and secular (especially urban) courts were already highly active in regulating sex. They not only enforced clerical celibacy and sought to combat prostitution but also restrained the pre- and extramarital sexual activities of laypeople more generally. Initially destabilising, the religious and institutional changes of 1530-60 eventually led to important new developments that tightened the regime further. There were striking innovations in the use of shaming punishments in provincial towns and experiments in the practice of public penance in the church courts, while Bridewell transformed the situation in London. Allowing the clergy to marry was a milestone of a different sort. Together these changes contributed to a marked shift in the moral climate by 1600.--
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Ingram, Martin
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illustrations
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non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in early modern British history
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  • Ecclesiastical courts
  • Marriage law
  • Sex crimes
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Carnal knowledge : regulating sex in England, 1470-1600, Martin Ingram
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-449) and index
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Contents
Prologue -- Contexts and perspectives -- Marriage, fame and shame -- 'Bawdy courts' in rural society before 1530 -- Urban aspirations : pre-reformation provincial towns -- Stews-side? Westminster, Southwark and the London suburbs -- London Church courts before the Reformation -- Civic moralism in Yorkist and early Tudor London -- Sex and the celibate clergy -- Reform and Reformation, 1530-58 -- Towards the New Jerusalem? Reformation of sexual manners in provincial society, 1558-80 -- Brought into Bridewell : sex police in early Elizabethan London -- Regulating sex in late Elizabethan times : retrospect and prospect
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ocn968690161
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 465 pages
Isbn
9781316631737
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)968690161
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Carnal knowledge : regulating sex in England, 1470-1600, Martin Ingram
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-449) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Contexts and perspectives -- Marriage, fame and shame -- 'Bawdy courts' in rural society before 1530 -- Urban aspirations : pre-reformation provincial towns -- Stews-side? Westminster, Southwark and the London suburbs -- London Church courts before the Reformation -- Civic moralism in Yorkist and early Tudor London -- Sex and the celibate clergy -- Reform and Reformation, 1530-58 -- Towards the New Jerusalem? Reformation of sexual manners in provincial society, 1558-80 -- Brought into Bridewell : sex police in early Elizabethan London -- Regulating sex in late Elizabethan times : retrospect and prospect
Control code
ocn968690161
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 465 pages
Isbn
9781316631737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)968690161

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