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Stone, Lawrence

Overview
Works: 163 works in 895 publications in 6 languages and 18,402 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Case studies  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Other, Compiler, Performer, Director
Classifications: HQ876, 306.890942
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The crisis of the aristocracy, 1558-1641 by Lawrence Stone( Book )

84 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The causes of the English Revolution, 1529-1642 by Lawrence Stone( Book )

93 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains an analysis of the causes of the English Revolution, synthesizing the research of a whole generation of scholars
Sculpture in Britain: the Middle Ages by Lawrence Stone( Book )

56 editions published between 1953 and 1972 in English and held by 1,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Road to divorce : England 1530-1987 by Lawrence Stone( Book )

34 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work tells the complex story of how, from the Reformation to the present day, English men and women have contrived to use, twist or defy the law in order to deal with marital breakdown."
An open elite? : England, 1540-1880 by Lawrence Stone( Book )

45 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book sets out to test the traditional view that for centuries, English landed society has been open to new families made rich by business or public office. It reassesses England's social, political and economic history since the 16th century
The University in society by Lawrence Stone( Book )

46 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The family, sex and marriage in England, 1500-1800 by Lawrence Stone( Book )

53 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the period 1500 - 1800 there were massive changes in world social and cultural systems, and the family unit as we recognize it today came into being. The emphasis on the individual, the right to personal freeedoms and the desire for privacy developed during this period and were symptomatic of world-wide shifts in attitude that also affected religion and politics. This learned and highly informative book is a study of the evolution of the family, from the (to us) impersonal, economically bonded and precarious extended family group of the sixteenth century to the smaller, affectively bonded nuclear unit that had appeared by the end of the eighteenth century, and shows how this process radically influenced child-rearing, education, contraception, sexual behaviour and marriage
Social change and revolution in England, 1540-1640 by Lawrence Stone( Book )

54 editions published between 1965 and 1980 in English and Italian and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The past and the present by Lawrence Stone( Book )

29 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays over nieuwe ontwikkelingen in de geschiedschrijving
Schooling and society : studies in the history of education by Lawrence Stone( Book )

18 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family and fortune: studies in aristocratic finance in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by Lawrence Stone( Book )

19 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family histories of the Cecils, Earls of Salisbury, 1490-1733; the Manners, Earls of Rutland, 1460-1660; and the Wriothesleys, Earls of Southampton, 1530-1667
Broken lives : separation and divorce in England, 1660-1857 by Lawrence Stone( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Road to Divorce, Lawrence Stone explored and analysed the ambiguous nature of the law and practice concerning marriage, separation, and divorce in England from 1530 to the present day. He showed bow husbands and wives, lovers and lawyers, adapted, circumvented, or defied the law in order to achieve their end, namely either a secure marriage or a marital separation on favourable terms." "In Uncertain Unions, he offered a series of detailed case-studies, which painted a vivid picture of how individuals coped with the manifold uncertainties of the law of marriage before the Marriage Act of 1753." "Now, Broken Lives completes the trilogy. In it Professor Stone offers a second set of detailed case-studies, this time about how the break-up and dissolution of marriages was contrived before the first Divorce Act in 1857. Individuals in their own words explain their actions and feelings about one another in dramatic courtroom confrontations, while behind the scenes they were conducting secret negotiations, and offering massive bribes to witnesses either to commit perjury or to hold their tongues. These stories offer astonishing insights into many hitherto unknown aspects of marital life and marital breakdown in early modern England. They also provide sobering evidence of the huge gap between the enacted law and actual practice."--BOOK JACKET
Uncertain unions : marriage in England, 1660-1753 by Lawrence Stone( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Road to Divorce, Lawrence Stone explored the different ways in which marriage took place, and analysed the confusion and uncertainty surrounding the legality of the institution in its various forms before the Marriage Act of 1753. He now shows in absorbing detail, through a series of case-studies, how courting and marrying couples tended to manoeuvre around the ambiguities of the law, and how they sometimes became entangled in a web of moral and legal contradiction leading to personal catastrophe. There are stories about unwise courtship, prenuptial pregnancies, forced marriages by parents or parish officials, bigamy, clandestine marriages often performed in haste in peculiarly squalid circumstances and repented at leisure. These fascinating studies reveal in intimate, often ribald, detail how men and women adjusted their sexual conduct, moral attitudes, and matrimonial plans to suit an ambiguous legal situation." "Professor Stone has traced the ways in which, during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, demands by individuals for love and affection were starting to take precedence over family interests and parental dictation in the search for a spouse; the studies he has drawn from court records for Uncertain Unions enable us to see this great moral transition being played out in the lives of men and women, often in their own words. These are vivid, human histories, presented in revealing detail, by a leading historian of the family."--BOOK JACKET
The family, sex and marriage in England, 1500-1800 by L. Joseph Stone( Book )

40 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attempts to chart and document, analyze and explain the shifts in world views and value systems that occurred in England over a period of approximately three hundred years, from 1500 to 1800, focusing on changes in family relationships, sex, and marriage
The past and the present revisited by Lawrence Stone( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Elizabethan: Sir Horatio Palavicino by Lawrence Stone( Book )

15 editions published in 1956 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Imperial state at war : Britain from 1689 to 1815 by Lawrence Stone( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The imperial construction of Britain in the eighteenth century was a remarkable achievement. From 1689 to Waterloo in 1815, Britain was engaged not only in consolidating the states of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland into a single political unit, but also in defeating all attempts by France to establish political and military hegemony over Europe. It also won and lost one empire in north America, and then went on to conquer a second in the Caribbean and India. An Imperial State at War stresses that this military enterprise was sustained by the highest taxation per capita in Europe, and by an almost unlimited capacity to borrow. It highlights the wholly unprecedented scale of the demand on manpower and money needed to defeat France between 1793 and 1815. What was peculiar about Britain at this period was that it combined a high degree of personal freedom at home, a relatively large electorate and a Parliament which strictly monopolized the power of the purse, with the deployment of massive military might at sea and abroad. What is even more extraordinary was that it was precisely this fiscal power of the Parliament, seized at the Glorious Revolution of 1688, which enabled Britain to borrow on a scale far higher and at an interest rate far lower than that of France. As a result, Britain was able to win two empires by building and deploying the largest fleet in the world and by hiring the largest number of mercenary troops, many of them from Germany. Professor Lawrence Stone has assembled here an original collection of papers by the most eminent historians on the eighteenth century. An Imperial State at War will provoke renewed debate in the study of the British state and empire
Uncertain unions, and, Broken lives : marriage and divorce in England, 1660-1857 by Lawrence Stone( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The university in society by Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies( Book )

22 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La crisis de la aristocracia, 1558-1641 by Lawrence Stone( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1985 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The crisis of the aristocracy, 1558-1641
Alternative Names
Lawrence Stone britisk historikar

Lawrence Stone britisk historiker

Lawrence Stone Brits historicus (1919-1999)

Lawrence Stone brittisk historiker

Lawrence Stone englischer Historiker

Lawrence Stone storico britannico

Stone, Lawrence 1919-

Stone, Michael Thompson Lawrence.

Stone, Michael Thompson Lawrence 1919-1999

Стоун, Лоуренс

לורנס סטון

ストーン, L

ストーン, ローレンス

ローレンス・ストーン

勞倫斯·斯通

Languages
English (641)

Italian (21)

Spanish (20)

German (4)

French (4)

Japanese (4)

Covers
The causes of the English Revolution, 1529-1642Road to divorce : England 1530-1987An open elite? : England, 1540-1880The family, sex and marriage in England, 1500-1800Broken lives : separation and divorce in England, 1660-1857Uncertain unions : marriage in England, 1660-1753The family, sex and marriage in England, 1500-1800The past and the present revisited