9780198823070-019882307X-The Game of Love in Georgian England: Courtship, Emotions, and Material Culture (Emotions in History)

The Game of Love in Georgian England: Courtship, Emotions, and Material Culture (Emotions in History)

ISBN-13: 9780198823070
ISBN-10: 019882307X
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Holloway, Sally
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 256 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780198823070
ISBN-10: 019882307X
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Holloway, Sally
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 256 pages

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Acknowledged authors Holloway, Sally wrote The Game of Love in Georgian England: Courtship, Emotions, and Material Culture (Emotions in History) comprising 256 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 019882307X and 9780198823070. Since then The Game of Love in Georgian England: Courtship, Emotions, and Material Culture (Emotions in History) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Courtship in Georgian England was a decisive moment in the life cycle, imagined as a tactical game, an invigorating sport, and a perilous journey across a turbulent sea. This volume brings to life the emotional experience of courtship using the words and objects selected by men and women to navigate this potentially fraught process. It provides new insights into the making and breaking of relationships, beginning with the formation of courtships using the language of love, the development of intimacy through the exchange of love letters, and sensory engagement with love tokens such as flowers, portrait miniatures, and locks of hair. It also charts the increasing modernization of romantic customs over the Georgian era - most notably with the arrival of the printed valentine's card - revealing how love developed into a commercial industry. The book concludes with the rituals of disintegration when engagements went awry, and pursuit of damages for breach of promise in the civil courts.

The Game of Love in Georgian England brings together love letters, diaries, valentines, and proposals of marriage from sixty courtships sourced from thirty archives and museum collections, alongside an extensive range of sources including ballads, conduct literature, court cases, material objects, newspaper reports, novels, periodicals, philosophical discourses, plays, poems, and prints, to create a vivid social and cultural history of romantic emotions. The book demonstrates the importance of courtship to studies of marriage, relationships, and emotions in history, and how we write histories of emotions using objects. Love emerges as something that we do in practice, enacted by couples through particular socially and historically determined rituals.

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