作者 Kha, Henry, author
書名 A history of divorce law : reform in England from the Victorian to Interwar years / Henry Kha
出版項 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021
國際標準書號 9780367420062 (hbk.)
9780367817305 (ebook)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  KD764 .K43 2021    在架上    30660020249095
說明 viii, 192 pages ; 24 cm
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系列 Routledge research in legal history
Routledge research in legal history
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
The tripartite divorce system -- The enactment of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1857 -- Divorce under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1857 -- The divorce courts -- Divorce law reform in the early twentieth century -- Quo vadis? The Road to divorce
"The book explores the rise of civil divorce in Victorian England, the subsequent operation of a fault system of divorce based solely on the ground of adultery, and the eventual piecemeal repeal of the Victorian era divorce law during the Interwar years. The legal history of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1857 is at the heart of the book. The Act had a transformative impact on English law and society by introducing a secular judicial system of civil divorce. This swept aside the old system of divorce that was only obtainable from the House of Lords and inadvertently led to the creation of the modern family justice system. The book argues that only through understanding the legal doctrine in its wider cultural, political, religious and social context is it possible to fully analyse and assess the changes brought about by the Act. The major developments included the end of any pretence of the indissolubility of marriage, the statutory enshrinement of a double standard based on gender in the grounds for divorce, and the growth of divorce across all spectrums of English society. The Act was a product of political and legal compromise between conservative forces resisting the legal introduction of civil divorce and the reformers who demanded married women receive equal access to the grounds of divorce. Changing attitudes towards divorce that began in the Edwardian period led to a gradual rejection of Victorian moral values and the repeal of the Act after eighty years of existence in the Interwar years. The book will be a valuable resource for academics and researchers with an interest in Legal History, Family Law, and Victorian Studies"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Divorce -- Law and legislation -- England -- History
Law reform -- England -- History
Divorce -- Law and legislation. fast (OCoLC)fst00895818
Law reform. fast (OCoLC)fst00994081
England. fast (OCoLC)fst01219920
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628