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Family, gender, and law in early modern France

Author: Suzanne Desan
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
ISBN: 9780271034690 0271034696
OCLC Number: 816356787
Description: xxvi, 277 Seiten : Illustrationen, Karte ; 24 cm
Contents: ContentsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Making and Breaking Marriage: An Overview of Old Regime Marriage as a Social PracticeSuzanne Desan2. Marriage Choice and Marital Success: Reasoning About Marriage, Love, and HappinessDena Goodman3. Family Affairs: Wives, Credit, Consumption, and the Law in Old Regime FranceClare Crowston4. Between State and Street: Witnesses and the Family Politics of Litigation in Early Modern FranceJulie Hardwick5. Marital Conflict in Political Context: Langeac vs. Chambonas, 1775Jeffrey Merrick6. Gender, Kin, and Guardianship in Early Modern BurgundyChristopher Corley7. On the Contested Margins of the Family: Bastardy and Legitimation by Royal Rescript in Eighteenth-Century FranceMatthew GerberSuggested ReadingsContributorsIndex
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