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Family Life in Early Modern Times, 1500-1789 By Edited by David I. Kertzer

Family Life in Early Modern Times, 1500-1789
by Edited by David I. Kertzer

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This text inaugurates a three-volume history of the family in Europe over the last 500 years. This opening volume looks at the material conditions of family life - housing, diet and domestic organization - and at the economic and social factors that influenced it.
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Family Life in Early Modern Times, 1500-1789 by Edited by David I. Kertzer

This volume inaugurates a major three-volume history of the family in Europe over the last five hundred years. Family history lies at the heart of the "new social history" which, since the 1960s, has shifted the historiographical focus from elites and political history to the changing life experience of ordinary people. With the benefit of research techniques drawn from the social sciences together with perspectives provided by developments in cultural and gender history and the history of sexuality, the contributors to this project provide a fresh reading of the social world of the past, of the nature of family life in Europe and the forces that have shaped it. As with the forthcoming volumes in the series (Family Life in Modern Times, 1789-1914 and Family Life in the Twentieth Century), this opening volume looks first at the material conditions of family life - housing, diet and domestic organisation - and at the economic and social factors that conditioned it. The book considers the nature of family law, the impact of religious change, demographic factors such as disease, childhood mortality and illegitimacy, relations between parents and children, and the effect on family life of changing trends in marriage, divorce and extended kin relationships. The contributors are drawn from among the finest social historians of Italy, France, the United States, Germany, Austria and Scandinavia. Charged with synthesizing the vast and vigorous international literature on the family as well as opening new vistas in the field, the authors present a clear, comprehensive and vivid account of the development of family life between the Renaissance and the French Revolution.

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About Edited by David I. Kertzer


David I. Kertzer is Paul Dupee University Professor of Social Science and Professor of Anthropology and History at Brown University. Marzio Barbagli is Professor of Sociology at the University of Bologna.

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GOR010426373
Family Life in Early Modern Times, 1500-1789 by Edited by David I. Kertzer
Edited by David I. Kertzer
The History of the European Family
Used - Like New
Hardback
Yale University Press
2001-09-10
352
0300089716
9780300089714
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