Sexuality & Social Control: Scotland 1660 - 1780, 1989.
MITCHISON, Rosalind & LENEMAN, Leah
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Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1989. 253pp. Hardcover with dust jacket in good condition. 235 x 155mm. 'Scotland is the classic country for illegitimacy'. - Peter Laslett. Two historians set out to investigate the truth of this statement, in particular for the years 1660-1780. This book not only presents the results of that investigation but the authors' extraordinary finding about the nature of Scottish society during this period of rapid economic and social change. Bookseller Inventory # 000190
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Strict codes of discipline in relation to all matters concerned with courtship, marriage and family life were enforced by the parish courts in Scotland from 1660-1780 and the two authors have studied the parish records kept at this time to provide an account of this and the general nature of Scottish society. They show how, after the Revolution of 1688, Scotland was in effect a theocracy and everyone's movements were controlled by a nationwide network of ministers, elders and informers.
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