Kinship in Europe : approaches to long-term developments (1300-1900) / edited by David Warren Sabean, Simon Teuscher, Jon Mathieu.

New York ; Oxford : Berghahn Books, 2007.
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Since the publication of Philippe Aries's book, Begin search termCenturies of ChildhoodEnd search term, in the early 1960s, there has been great interest among historians in the history of the family and the household. A central aspect of the debate relates the story of the family to implicit notions of modernization, with the rise of the nuclear family in the West as part of its economic and political success. During the past decade, however, that synthesis has begun to break down. Historians have begun to examine kinship - the way individual families are connected to each other through marriage and descent - find
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  • Dedication; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Glossary; Preface; Chapter I. Kinship In Europe; Chapter II. Bringing it All Back Home; Transition 1. From Medieval to Early Modern Kinship Patterns; Outline and Summaries; Chapter III. Lordship, Kinship, and Inheritance Among the German High Nobility in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period; Chapter IV. Politics of Kinship in the City of Bern at the End of the Middle Ages; Chapter V. Sisters, Aunts and Cousins; Chapter VI. Political Power, Inheritance, and Kinship Relations; Chapter VII. The Making of Stability
  • Chapter VIII. Rights and Ties that BindChapter IX. Kinship, Marriage, and Politics; Transition 2. From Early Modern to Nineteenth-Century Kinship Patterns; Outline and Summaries; Chapter X. Kingship and Mobility; Chapter XI. Kin Marriages; Chapter XII. Kinship and Gender; Chapter XIII. Kinship, Civil Society, and Power in Nineteenth-Century Vannes; Chapter XIV. Middle-Class Kinship in Nineteenth-Century Hungary; Chapter XV. Kinship and Class Dynamics in Nineteenth-Century Europe; Notes on Contributors; Index
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