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Families in Former Times : Themes in the Social Sciences - Jean-Louis Flandrin

Families in Former Times

Themes in the Social Sciences

Paperback

Published: 20th August 1979
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In this book, the author provides a detailed analysis of kinship, household and family relations in early modern France. He discusses the strength of kinship and family ties, the structure of households, the rights and duties of husband and wife, their authority over their children, the role of the family in education, the position of servants within the family, the attitudes and sentiments of different family members towards each other and the differences between noble and peasant families. He also deals with the changes in the patterns of sexual life that occurred in this period and investigates the beginnings of birth control in the late eighteenth century, and the possibilities or abortion and divorce. Professor Flandrin uses primarily documentary evidence from early modern France, but also draws comparisons with England in the same period, and with the medieval and modern family. His book provides a fascinating account of the intimate life of men and women in past society, and shows how that society has exerted a lasting influence on the behaviour of our contemporaries.

The ties of kinship
the household: size, structure and material life
Domestic morality
Reproduction and sexual life
Notes
Index
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ISBN: 9780521294492
ISBN-10: 0521294495
Series: Themes in the Social Sciences
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 20th August 1979
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.42