Family and Sexuality in French History by Robert Wheaton, Tamara K. Hareven

By Robert Wheaton, Tamara K. Hareven

An individual who's serious about the nature of kinfolk lifestyles long ago would certainly locate a lot of curiosity during this ebook. Written by way of extraordinary French and American historians, relatives and Sexuality in French heritage contributes both to the certainty of the French relations specifically and to the learn of the kin mostly. altering styles in marriage, intercourse roles and kin, where of the relations in pop culture, and kinfolk association are all discussed.Rather than learning the relatives in isolation, the authors give some thought to where of the within the better kinship community and think about the interactions among kinship and spiritual, academic, criminal, and financial associations. They discover how the lifetime of the relatives takes under consideration person and collective aspirations, values, and neighborhood pressures, in addition to the industrial and demographic realities. The authors deliver those concerns to existence, utilizing info from real lives, usually expressed within the phrases of the lads and girls themselves, as they attempted to reconcile person impulses and needs with long term kin-group options.

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8 Deferred marriage had three consequences for the economics of the household: it reduced the number of years during which a married woman was likely to bear children; it shortened the period during which successive generations overlapped, reducing the burden of those years on whatever economic resources the family might possess; and it allowed a longer period when both men and women during their most physically active years could earn without having children, who would be nonproducing consumers of time and food.

Intellectually this is the most imposing French treatise of the century addressed to the moral ideal of family life, a genre which Page 7 was then flourishing more in English-language Protestant countries than in Catholic countries. Implicitly, Cordier addressed his book to the well-educated layman of the office-holding class. Flandrin has pointed out that the Holy Family was not, in Catholic iconography, equivalent to a simple family, since it usually included Saint Anne, the mother of the Virgin, and the infant John the Baptist, a kinsman of Jesus according to medieval legend (Flandrin 1976, p.

William A. Weary, entitled "What and Where is the 'Family' in 'Family History'? Recent Works on the French 'Family' of the Old Regime," which I read in my editorial capacity for the Journal of Family History. Although I differ from Weary's conclusions, this essay focused my attention on the problem, and I would like to acknowledge my debt to its author. 4. The present-day use of the word famille is ambiguous. Whether the Page 22 speaker is referring to a conjugal family unit, to a kindred, or to a descent group can be determined only by reference to the context in which the word is used.

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