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Type: Journal article
Title: Intimacy and the life cycle in the marital relationships of the Scottish elite during the long eighteenth century
Author: Barclay, K.
Citation: Womens History Review, 2011; 20(2):189-206
Publisher: Triangle Journals
Issue Date: 2011
ISSN: 0961-2025
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Katie Barclay
Abstract: Traditionally marriage has been treated as one step in the life cycle, between youth and old age, singleness and widowhood. Yet an approach to the life cycle that treats marriage as a single step in a person’s life is overly simplistic. During the eighteenth century many marriages were of considerable longevity during which time couples aged together and power dynamics within the home were frequently renegotiated to reflect changing circumstances. This study explores how intimacy developed and changed over the life cycle of marriage and what this meant for power, through a study of the correspondence of two elite Scottish couples.
Rights: © 2011 Taylor & Francis
RMID: 0020137312
DOI: 10.1080/09612025.2011.556318
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