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Approaches to the History of the Western Family 1500-1914

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ISBN-10: 0521557933

ISBN-13: 9780521557931

Edition: 1995

Authors: Michael Anderson

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Over the past thirty years family history has been one of the most important and controversial growth areas in the development of social history. In this guide to the burgeoning literature on the Western family Professor Anderson reviews the main findings of historians and considers them in the light of the problems inherent in the interpretation of family history. He focuses particularly on the strengths and limitations of the different approaches that have been adopted, showing that although this variety of method has complicated matters, it has also produced a more rounded understanding of the history of the family. Updated to include work published between 1980 and 1994, this book will…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/28/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 104
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

CHARLES W.J. WITHERS is Professor of Historical Geography at the University of Edinburgh. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and The Royal Scottish Geographical Society.

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