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Family, gender, and law in early modern France

Author: Suzanne Desan; Jeffrey Merrick
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays that examine intimacy and power in early modern French households, and explore how families reinvented themselves in response to changes in law, gender ideology, political culture, or patterns of consumption"--Provided by publisher
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Desan; Jeffrey Merrick
ISBN: 9780271034690 0271034696
OCLC Number: 793196691
Notes: Making and breaking marriage : an overview of Old Regime marriage as a social practice / Suzanne Desan. Marriage choice and marital success : reasoning about marriage, love, and happiness / Dena Goodman. Family affairs : wives, credit, consumption, and the law in Old Regime France / Clare Crowston. Between state and street : witnesses and the family politics of litigation in early modern France / Julie Hardwick. Marital conflict in political context : Langeac vs. Chambonas, 1775 / Jeffrey Merrick. Gender, kin, and guardianship in early modern Burgundy / Christopher Corley. On the contested margins of the family : bastardy and legitimation by royal rescript in eighteenth-century France / Matthew Gerber
Description: xxvi, 277 s. : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Making and breaking marriage : an overview of Old Regime marriage as a social practice / Suzanne Desan --
Marriage choice and marital success : reasoning about marriage, love, and happiness / Dena Goodman --
Family affairs : wives, credit, consumption, and the law in Old Regime France / Clare Crowston --
Between state and street : witnesses and the family politics of litigation in early modern France / Julie Hardwick --
Marital conflict in political context : Langeac vs --
Chambonas, 1775 / Jeffrey Merrick --
Gender, kin, and guardianship in early modern Burgundy / Christopher Corley --
On the contested margins of the family : bastardy and legitimation by royal rescript in eighteenth-century France / Matthew Gerber.
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