Sexuality and Social Control: Scotland 1660-1780 (Family, Sexuality, and Social Relations in Past Times)

  • Publish Date: 1990-06-13
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Rosalind Mitchison;Leah Leneman
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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.