Law and the Family in Ireland, 1800-1950, Paperback / softback Book

Law and the Family in Ireland, 1800-1950 Paperback / softback

Part of the Palgrave Modern Legal History series


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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 274 pages, XIV, 274 p.
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781137606358

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