Finding the Family in Medieval and Early Modern Scotland

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Elizabeth Ewan, Janay Nugent
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008 - History - 190 pages
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In this interdisciplinary collaboration, an international group of scholars have come together to suggest new directions for the study of the family in Scotland circa 1300-1750. Contributors apply tools across a range of disciplines to assess creatively the broad range of sources which inform our understanding of the pre-modern Scottish family.
 

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Contents

Family Kin and Community
6
Finding the Family in the Charters of Medieval Scotland 11501350
11
Witchcraft and the Experience of Family
49
Baptism and the Social Construction
63
Married Women and Debt Litigation in
85
Rhetoric Reality and the Baillies
99
The Spiritual Ties of Kinship in PreReformation Scotland
115
Households Misbehaving and the Community
139
A
163
Glossary
181
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Elizabeth Ewan is University Research Chair and Professor of History at the University of Guelph, Canada. Janay Nugent is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Lethbridge, Canada.

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