Family History Revisited: Comparative Perspectives

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Richard Wall, Markus Cerman, Tamara K. Hareven, Josef Ehmer
University of Delaware Press, 2001 - Literary Collections - 403 pages
This collection of original essays by the leading scholars on the historical study of the family covers topics ranging from the timing of marriage and chldbearing to love, family relations, gender roles, aging, the relations between generations, and family and household dynamics among various social classes. The essays point to new directions in the field by examining the dimensions of family relations such as the role of love in the life of peasants, the interaction of children born out of wedlock with their fathers, the impact of property on family relations and the role of culture, as well as social structure in explaining family and life course patterns. Essays by Tamara Hareven and Peter Laslett discuss general developments in this field and their relationship to the larger understanding of social change.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
The Impact of Family History and
21
Contemporary European Familial Behavior
40
Mondays Child is Fair of Face
57
The Rights of Foreigners and Access to Citizenship
74
Gender Relations Marriage and Illegitimacy
93
Class Codes
122
Traces of Emotion? Marital Discord in Early Modern Bavaria
135
A Case Study
190
The Transformation of the European Family Across the Centuries
217
East European Family History 18002000
257
A Comparative Perspective on Rural Families
311
Two Forms of Stem Family System in One Country?
331
Bibliography
351
List of Contributors
385
Index
391

Unmarried Fathers in the Austrian Legal Code
161

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About the author (2001)

Wall is a writer, painter, designer, and photographer based in Austria.

Tamara K. Hareven (1937-2002) was Unidel Professor of Family Studies and History at the University of Delaware. She was founder and co-editor of "The History of the Family: an International Quarterly, " and her earlier books include "Families, History, and Social Change "(2000), "Family Time and Industrial Time "(1982; 1993), and the groundbreaking "Amoskeag: Life and Work in an American Factory City "(1978; 1995).

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