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Incest & influence : the private life of bourgeois England

Author: Adam Kuper
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009.
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From the Publisher: Like many gentlemen of his time, Charles Darwin married his first cousin. In fact, marriages between close relatives were commonplace in nineteenth-century England, and Adam Kuper argues that they played a crucial role in the rise of the bourgeoisie. Incest and Influence shows us just how the political networks of the eighteenth-century aristocracy were succeeded by hundreds of in-married  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Kuper
ISBN: 9780674035898 0674035895
OCLC Number: 316037981
Description: 296 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The romance of incest and the love of cousins --
The law of incest --
The science of incest and heredity --
The family business --
Wilberforce and the Clapham sect --
Difficulties with siblings --
The bourgeois intellectuals --
The Bloomsbury version.
Other Titles: Incest and influence
Responsibility: Adam Kuper.
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