Willkommen, schön sind Sie da!
Logo Ex Libris

House in Gross Disorder: Sex, Law, and the 2nd Earl of Castlehaven

  • E-Book (pdf)
  • 240 Seiten
(0) Erste Bewertung abgeben
Bewertungen
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Alle Bewertungen ansehen
In May, 1631, the 2nd Earl of Castlehaven was executed for abetting the rape of his wife and for sodomitical relations with his se... Weiterlesen
E-Books ganz einfach mit der kostenlosen Ex Libris-Reader-App lesen. Hier erhalten Sie Ihren Download-Link.
CHF 12.90
Download steht sofort bereit
Informationen zu E-Books
E-Books eignen sich auch für mobile Geräte (sehen Sie dazu die Anleitungen).
E-Books von Ex Libris sind mit Adobe DRM kopiergeschützt: Erfahren Sie mehr.
Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

Beschreibung

In May, 1631, the 2nd Earl of Castlehaven was executed for abetting the rape of his wife and for sodomitical relations with his servants. A fantastic exploration into a house of gross disorder, the trial revolved around myriad sexual couplings across gender and class, forced rape and public adultery, and always the pursuit of property and title. A scandal worthy of today's tabloids, Herrup's investigative history is both a whodunit and an expose on 17-century Britain's changing sexual and political mores.

Autorentext

Cynthia Herrup is Professor of History and Law, Duke University. She is the former editor of the Journal of British Studies and the author of The Common Peace: Participation and the Criminal Law in 17th Century England. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.



Klappentext

Sex, privilege, corruption, and revenge--these are elements that we expect to find splashed across today's tabloid headlines. But 17th century England saw a sex scandal that brought disgrace to the ruling class and ended with the beheading of an earl. In A House in Gross Disorder, Cynthia Herrup presents a strikingly new interpretation of the case of the 2nd Earl of Castlehaven and of the sexual and social anxieties it cast into such bold relief. Castlehaven was convicted of assisting in the rape of his own wife and of committing sodomy with his servants. But more than that, he stood accused of inverting the natural order of his household by reveling in rather than restraining the intemperate passions of those he was expected to rule and protect. Herrup argues that because an orderly house was considered both an example and endorsement of aristocratic governance, the riotousness presided over by Castlehaven was the most damning evidence against him. Avoiding simple conclusions about guilt or innocence, Herrup focuses instead on the fascinating legal, social and political dynamics of the case and its subsequent retellings. In riveting prose, she reconsiders a scandal that still speaks to contemporary anxieties about sex, good governance, and the role of law in regulating both.

Produktinformationen

Titel: House in Gross Disorder: Sex, Law, and the 2nd Earl of Castlehaven
Untertitel: Sex, Law, and the 2nd Earl of Castlehaven
Autor:
EAN: 9780198028956
ISBN: 978-0-19-802895-6
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Oxford University Press
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 240
Veröffentlichung: 23.09.1999
Jahr: 1999
Untertitel: Englisch