The Rise of the Egalitarian Family: Aristocratic Kinship and Domestic Relations in Eighteenth-Century England

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Elsevier, Sep 3, 2013 - Social Science - 344 pages
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The Rise of the Egalitarian Family: Aristocratic Kinship and Domestic Relations in Eighteenth-Century England illustrates the two major changes that the European family has undergone in the thousand years of its history. The book discusses kindred and patrilineage; settlement and marriage; as well as patriarchy and domesticity. The text also describes childbearing; the relationship of mothers and infants; fathers and children relationship. Moralists, historians, and people interested in this type of writing will find the book invaluable.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1 Kindred and Patrilineage
13
Chapter 2 Settlement and Marriage
69
Chapter 3 Patriarchy and Domesticity
119
Chapter 4 Childbearing
165
Chapter 5 Mothers and Infants
187
Chapter 6 Fathers and Children
237
Conclusion
287
Kinship Terminology
293
Sources for the History of Settlement
297
Bibliography
299
Index
315
STUDIES IN SOCIAL DISCONTINUITY
325
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