The Law of the Father? Patriarchy in the Transition from Feudalism to Capitalism

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a
Act (1429), franchise to forty-shilling freeholders 86
Aethelbert (king of Mercia) 112-13 ;
divorce law and 117 ;
marriage laws and 116
Aethelred, charter (985) to Wulfrun 58 ;
laws and 113
agrarian capitalism, emergence of 50 ;
free wage labour and, in England 51 ;
primogeniture and 62 ;
results in England of declining population 52
Alfred (the Great), laws under 100 , 102 , 115 ;
punishment for adultery 111 , 115-16 , 120
Althusser, L. 9 , 19 , 30-1 , 126
American Revolution 41
Anderson, Perry 36 , 40 , 84-5
Anglo-Saxon England, grounds for divorce in. 117 ;
status of wife in 65 ;
thegns rewarded with land for military and administrative duties in 80 ;
understanding brideprice in 120
Anglo-Saxon kinship, bilaterality of 101-2 ;
sisterly relations in 100 , 110 ;
subordinate status of daughters and wives 102 , 110 ;
wide range of function in 103 ;
women's position contradictory within 127
Anglo-Saxon social formation 4 , 36 , 42 , 67
Anglo-Saxon society, polygamy and concubinage and 116 ;
property and patriarchy in 42 ;
state formation and 78-9 ;
status of women in 99
Athelstan, laws under 100 , 102
atomism, of class-patriarchy relationship 24 , 123
atomistic entities 29
atomistic ontology, internal relations perspective and 31
Aubrey, John 61
Aylmer, Gerald 55

b
Baker, J. H. 83
Barker, Diana, Leonard 91 , 95
Barrett, Michelle 8 , 74
Basher, Nazife 111 , 111-12 , 121
Bassett, Steven 79
Benefit of Clergy, a male privilege 104
Bennett, J. 107
Black Death (1348) 48 , 83
Blackstone, Sir W. 104 , 107
Bloch, Max 54 , 70 , 80-1
Boniface (746-7) 112
bookland 57-60 , 69
Bracton (13th century writer) 60 , 103 , 107
Brenner, J. 74
Brenner, Robert 4 , 46-7 , 49-50 , 52
brideprice 64 , 119-20
British Nationality Bill (1981) 80
Butler, Melissa 96

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