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English Law, Brahmo Marriage, and the Problem of Religious Difference: Civil Marriage Laws in Britain and India

  • Nandini Chatterjee (a1)
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On the face of it, civil marriage represents both the most typical and most anodyne aspect of modern law. One might say that by instituting civil marriage, a bureaucratic, enumerative, and secularized state permits its subjects absolute individual choice of marital partners, and concurrently, by refusing to take into account the religious affiliation of any party, grants total freedom of religious faith. As such, it may be seen as a quintessentially modern phenomenon, connected through the adjective “civil” with other distinctively modern concepts such as civil society, all of which point to a notion of individual liberty, predicated upon a modern state guaranteeing the autonomy of large arenas of social life.

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Olive Anderson , “The Incidence of Civil Marriage in Victorian England and Wales,Past and Present 69 (Nov. 1965): 5087

H.S.Q. Henriques , “Jewish Marriages and the English law,Jewish Quarterly Review 20, 3 (1908): 391449

Roderick Floude and Pat Thane , “Debate: The Incidence of Civil Marriage in Victorian England and Wales,Past and Present 84 (Aug. 1979): 146–54

Olive Anderson , “The Incidence of Civil Marriage in Victorian England and Wales: A Rejoinder,Past and Present 84 (Aug. 1979): 155–62.

Christopher Clark , “The Limits of the Confessional State: Conversions to Judaism in Prussia 1814–1843,Past and Present 147 (May 1995): 159–79.

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Comparative Studies in Society and History
  • ISSN: 0010-4175
  • EISSN: 1475-2999
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