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

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ISBN-10: 019509056X

ISBN-13: 9780195090567

Edition: 1993 (Reprint)

Authors: Beatrice Gottlieb

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During the last few decades the study of the family has flourished, and in the process many myths about what life was like two or three centuries ago have been debunked. For example, contrary to popular belief, we now know that most women in the preindustrial West did not marry before they were twenty-five. Most households consisted of no more than four or five people, usually including unrelated young people working as servants. And perhaps most surprising of all, multigenerational households were not very common. Pulling together much fascinating information about the family in the preindustrial Western world, Beatrice Gottlieb presents every aspect of this rich subject with clarity and…    
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List price: $44.99
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/2/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

A Place and A Social Institution
The Members of the Household
Life in the Household
Men and Women in a Special Relationship
Preliminaries to Marriage
The Married Couple
Procreation and Education
Conception and Birth
Early Childhood
Relatives Past, Present, and Future
The Linking of Generations
Ideas and Ideals
The Political Role of the Family
The Emotional Role of the Family
Epilogue: Toward the Twenty-First Century
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