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Bastards : politics, family, and law in early modern France

Author: Matthew Gerber
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tracing the historical evolution of legal debates over the rights and disabilities of children born out of wedlock in early modern France, Bastards offers a political history of the family from the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Gerber
ISBN: 9780199755370 019975537X
OCLC Number: 781320823
Description: x, 274 s
Contents: Introduction : illegitimacy and the political history of the family --
Bastardy in sixteenth-century French legal doctrine and practice --
Jurisprudential reform of illegitimacy in seventeenth-century France --
Royal bastardy & dynastic crisis --
State expansion, social practice, and the quandaries of legal unification --
Redefining social interest: the eighteenth-century foundling crisis --
Illegitimacy and legal change in the French Enlightenment
Responsibility: Matthew Gerber

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Matthew Gerber's account provides a welcome window into the legal status of children born out of wedlock in Old Regime France . Gerber sets his account within an important strand of historiography, Read more...

 
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