skip to content
Family and inheritance : rural society in Western Europe, 1200-1800 Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Family and inheritance : rural society in Western Europe, 1200-1800

Author: Jack Goody; Joan Thirsk; E P Thompson
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1976.
Series: Past and present publications.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
This pioneering book examines different aspects of the inheritance customs in rural Western Europe in the pre-industrial age: for families and whole societies, the roles of lawyers in reducing them to a common system, and the recurring debate on the merits of various inheritance customs in shaping particular kinds of society. At first sight the study of inheritance customs may appear to be a dull affair, concerned  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Conference papers and proceedings
History
Congresses
Congrès
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Goody; Joan Thirsk; E P Thompson
ISBN: 0521212464 9780521212465
OCLC Number: 2224953
Description: vi, 421 pages : maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Inheritance, property and women: some comparative considerations / J. Goody --
Family structures and inheritance customs in sixteenth-century France / E.L. Ladurie --
Inheritance, land tenure and peasant family structure : a German regional comparison / L.K. Berkner --
Aspects of kinship behaviour and property in rural Western Europe before 1800 / D. Sabean --
Peasant inheritance customs in the Midlands, 1280-1700 / C. Howell --
Peasant inheritance customs and land distribution in Cambridgeshire from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries / M. Spufford --
The European debate on customs of inheritance, 1500-1700 / J. Thirsk --
Patterns of inheritance and settlement by great landowners from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries / J.P. Cooper --
The grid of inheritance : a comment / E.P. Thompson --
Private property in history / V.G. Kiernan.
Series Title: Past and present publications.
Responsibility: edited by Jack Goody, Joan Thirsk, E.P. Thompson.
More information:

Abstract:

This pioneering book examines different aspects of the inheritance customs in rural Western Europe in the pre-industrial age: for families and whole societies, the roles of lawyers in reducing them to a common system, and the recurring debate on the merits of various inheritance customs in shaping particular kinds of society. At first sight the study of inheritance customs may appear to be a dull affair, concerned with outdated practices of hair-splitting lawyers; certainly, little academic interest has been shown in the subject. Yet inheritance customs are vital means for the reproduction of the social system, by the transmission of property and other rights through the family. Various family structures and social arrangements are linked by different means of inheritance. This book will interest a wide range of historians, students, postgraduates and teachers alike, whether they are concerned with social, economic, demographic or legal history, in the medieval, early modern or modern periods, and whether their interests are directed to England or other countries of Western Europe; it will also be valuable to social anthropologists, sociologists and historians of ideas. A comprehensive glossary of technical terms has been added for the non-specialist.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2224953> # Family and inheritance : rural society in Western Europe, 1200-1800
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "2224953" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Place/cambridge> ; # Cambridge
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/bauer> ; # Bauer
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/land_tenure_europe_history_congresses> ; # Land tenure--Europe--History--Congresses
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1734394> ; # Peasants
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/rural_population_history> ; # Rural Population--history
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/geschichte_1200_1800> ; # Geschichte--1200-1800
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/333.3234094/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/platteland> ; # Platteland
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/peasantry_europe_history_congresses> ; # Peasantry--Europe--History--Congresses
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/aufsatzsammlung> ; # Aufsatzsammlung
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/propriete_fonciere_europe_histoire> ; # Propriété foncière--Europe--Histoire
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Event/sozialgeschichte_1200_1800> ; # Sozialgeschichte 1200-1800.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/paysannerie_europe_histoire> ; # Paysannerie--Europe--Histoire
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Event/sozialgeschichte_1200_1500> ; # Sozialgeschichte 1200-1500.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Place/europe> ; # Europe
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1245064> ; # Europe.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/famille_europe_histoire_congres> ; # Famille--Europe--Histoire--Congrès
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/propriete_fonciere_europe_histoire_congres> ; # Propriété foncière--Europe--Histoire--Congrès
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/inheritance_and_succession_europe_history_congresses> ; # Inheritance and succession--Europe--History--Congresses
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Event/sozialgeschichte_1500_1800> ; # Sozialgeschichte 1500-1800.
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/991362> ; # Land tenure
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/family_europe_history_congresses> ; # Family--Europe--History--Congresses
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/inheritance_and_succession_europe_history> ; # Inheritance and succession--Europe--History
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Event/geschichte_1200_1800> ; # Geschichte 1200-1800.
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1728849> ; # Families
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/land_tenure_europe_history> ; # Land tenure--Europe--History
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2010105346> ; # Peasants--Europe--History
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/paysannerie_europe_histoire_congres> ; # Paysannerie--Europe--Histoire--Congrès
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/973371> ; # Inheritance and succession
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Place/westeuropa> ; # Westeuropa.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/agrargesellschaft> ; # Agrargesellschaft
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/successions_et_heritages_europe_histoire> ; # Successions et héritages--Europe--Histoire
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008120195> ; # Families--Europe--History
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/successions_et_heritages_europe_histoire_congres> ; # Successions et héritages--Europe--Histoire--Congrès
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/famille_europe_histoire> ; # Famille--Europe--Histoire
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/2471045> ; # Jack Goody
   schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Person/thompson_e_p_edward_palmer_1924_1993> ; # Edward Palmer Thompson
   schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Person/thirsk_joan> ; # Joan Thirsk
   schema:datePublished "1976" ;
   schema:description "This pioneering book examines different aspects of the inheritance customs in rural Western Europe in the pre-industrial age: for families and whole societies, the roles of lawyers in reducing them to a common system, and the recurring debate on the merits of various inheritance customs in shaping particular kinds of society. At first sight the study of inheritance customs may appear to be a dull affair, concerned with outdated practices of hair-splitting lawyers; certainly, little academic interest has been shown in the subject. Yet inheritance customs are vital means for the reproduction of the social system, by the transmission of property and other rights through the family. Various family structures and social arrangements are linked by different means of inheritance. This book will interest a wide range of historians, students, postgraduates and teachers alike, whether they are concerned with social, economic, demographic or legal history, in the medieval, early modern or modern periods, and whether their interests are directed to England or other countries of Western Europe; it will also be valuable to social anthropologists, sociologists and historians of ideas. A comprehensive glossary of technical terms has been added for the non-specialist."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/151073726> ;
   schema:genre "Conference papers and proceedings"@en ;
   schema:genre "Aufsatzsammlung"@en ;
   schema:genre "History"@en ;
   schema:genre "Conference publication"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Series/past_and_present_publications> ; # Past and present publications.
   schema:name "Family and inheritance : rural society in Western Europe, 1200-1800"@en ;
   schema:productID "2224953" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/2224953#PublicationEvent/cambridge_new_york_cambridge_university_press_1976> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Agent/cambridge_university_press> ; # Cambridge University Press
   schema:url <http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780521212465.pdf> ;
   schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0901/76010402-t.html> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780521212465> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/2224953> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Agent/cambridge_university_press> # Cambridge University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Cambridge University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Event/geschichte_1200_1800> # Geschichte 1200-1800.
    a schema:Event ;
   schema:name "Geschichte 1200-1800." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Event/sozialgeschichte_1200_1500> # Sozialgeschichte 1200-1500.
    a schema:Event ;
   schema:name "Sozialgeschichte 1200-1500." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Event/sozialgeschichte_1200_1800> # Sozialgeschichte 1200-1800.
    a schema:Event ;
   schema:name "Sozialgeschichte 1200-1800." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Event/sozialgeschichte_1500_1800> # Sozialgeschichte 1500-1800.
    a schema:Event ;
   schema:name "Sozialgeschichte 1500-1800." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Person/thirsk_joan> # Joan Thirsk
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Thirsk" ;
   schema:givenName "Joan" ;
   schema:name "Joan Thirsk" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Person/thompson_e_p_edward_palmer_1924_1993> # Edward Palmer Thompson
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1924" ;
   schema:deathDate "1993" ;
   schema:familyName "Thompson" ;
   schema:givenName "Edward Palmer" ;
   schema:givenName "E. P." ;
   schema:name "Edward Palmer Thompson" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Series/past_and_present_publications> # Past and present publications.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
   schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2224953> ; # Family and inheritance : rural society in Western Europe, 1200-1800
   schema:name "Past and present publications." ;
   schema:name "Past and present publications" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/famille_europe_histoire> # Famille--Europe--Histoire
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Famille--Europe--Histoire"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/famille_europe_histoire_congres> # Famille--Europe--Histoire--Congrès
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Famille--Europe--Histoire--Congrès"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/family_europe_history_congresses> # Family--Europe--History--Congresses
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Family--Europe--History--Congresses"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/geschichte_1200_1800> # Geschichte--1200-1800
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Geschichte--1200-1800"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/inheritance_and_succession_europe_history> # Inheritance and succession--Europe--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85066373> ;
   schema:name "Inheritance and succession--Europe--History"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/inheritance_and_succession_europe_history_congresses> # Inheritance and succession--Europe--History--Congresses
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Inheritance and succession--Europe--History--Congresses"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/land_tenure_europe_history_congresses> # Land tenure--Europe--History--Congresses
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Land tenure--Europe--History--Congresses"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/paysannerie_europe_histoire> # Paysannerie--Europe--Histoire
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Paysannerie--Europe--Histoire"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/paysannerie_europe_histoire_congres> # Paysannerie--Europe--Histoire--Congrès
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Paysannerie--Europe--Histoire--Congrès"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/peasantry_europe_history_congresses> # Peasantry--Europe--History--Congresses
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Peasantry--Europe--History--Congresses"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/propriete_fonciere_europe_histoire> # Propriété foncière--Europe--Histoire
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Propriété foncière--Europe--Histoire"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/propriete_fonciere_europe_histoire_congres> # Propriété foncière--Europe--Histoire--Congrès
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Propriété foncière--Europe--Histoire--Congrès"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/rural_population_history> # Rural Population--history
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Rural Population--history"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/successions_et_heritages_europe_histoire> # Successions et héritages--Europe--Histoire
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Successions et héritages--Europe--Histoire"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/151073726#Topic/successions_et_heritages_europe_histoire_congres> # Successions et héritages--Europe--Histoire--Congrès
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Successions et héritages--Europe--Histoire--Congrès"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008120195> # Families--Europe--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Families--Europe--History"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2010105346> # Peasants--Europe--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Peasants--Europe--History"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1245064> # Europe.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Europe." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1728849> # Families
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Families"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1734394> # Peasants
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Peasants"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/973371> # Inheritance and succession
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Inheritance and succession"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/991362> # Land tenure
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Land tenure"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/2471045> # Jack Goody
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Goody" ;
   schema:givenName "Jack" ;
   schema:name "Jack Goody" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780521212465>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0521212464" ;
   schema:isbn "9780521212465" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.