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The Family in the Western World from the Black Death to the Industrial Age By Beatrice Gottlieb

The Family in the Western World from the Black Death to the Industrial Age

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A well researched and readable study of the family in the Western world. A storehouse of fascinating information presented in such a way as to be of great interest to scholar and layperson alike. Gottlieb has distilled an immense body of research into an eminently readable and intriguing narrative.

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The Family in the Western World from the Black Death to the Industrial Age by Beatrice Gottlieb

Gathering together a wealth of information, Beatrice Gottlieb presents every aspect of a rich and vital subject with clarity and fairness. Her generously illustrated book deals with the households of the wealthy and the poor, courtship and marriage, the care and training of children, and the bonds (and strains) of kinship. The matter of inheritance receives special attention, as it played a substantial role in a world permeated by rank and status, and its importance ave the family a peculiar social and economic significance. The book also deals with ideas about the family and the values is embodies. Famous names and events of history make brief walk-on appearances in this book: Henry VIII's divorce, Louis XIV's mistresses, Mary Wollstonecraft's death in childbirth. But the author's emphasis is on the more ordinary people, whose everyday lives strike a responsive chord in all of us.

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The Family in the Western World from the Black Death to the Industrial Age Reviews


An interesting and thought-provoking book that reminds us of the continuing importance and influence of the family throughout global history. * Times Higher Education *
fascinating ... there is a good deal here to admire * Times Higher Education Supplement *
clear synthesis ... an invaluable resource * Booklist *

About Beatrice Gottlieb



Beatrice Gottlieb, who has a doctorate in history from Columbia University, is a scholar and translator living in New York City.

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GOR003186906
The Family in the Western World from the Black Death to the Industrial Age by Beatrice Gottlieb
Beatrice Gottlieb
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1994-06-02
352
019509056X
9780195090567
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