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Marriage and the Family in the Middle Ages

Gies, Frances & Joseph

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ISBN 10: 0060157917 / ISBN 13: 9780060157913
Editorial: Harpercollins College Div, 1987
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#3295 - "Marriage and the Family in the Middle Ages" by Frances and Joseph Gies/ 1987 1st assumed - VG+++?VG. Long left to anthropologists and sociologists, historIAns finally want to talk about what's going on in the family during the Middle Ages. Remember Eleanor of Aquitaine and henry !! as portrayed by Katherine Hepburn and Peter O'Toole in "The Lion In Winter?" Their family motto might have been "watch your back when dining with family!". Good teaching tool for a history class. N° de ref. de la librería 003295

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Título: Marriage and the Family in the Middle Ages

Editorial: Harpercollins College Div

Año de publicación: 1987

Encuadernación: Hardcover

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Condición del libro:Very Good

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A compelling, lucid, and highly readable chronicle of medieval life written by the authors of the bestselling Life in a Medieval Castle and Life in a Medieval City

Historians have only recently awakened to the importance of the family, the basic social unit throughout human history. This book traces the development of marriage and the family from the Middle Ages to the early modern era. It describes how the Roman and barbarian cultural streams merged under the influence of the Christian church to forge new concepts, customs, laws, and practices. Century by century it follows the development -- sometimes gradual, at other times revolutionary -- of significant elements in the history of the family:

  • The basic functions of the family as production unit, as well as its religious, social, judicial, and educational roles.

  • The shift of marriage from private arrangement between families to public ceremony between individuals, and the adjustments in dowry, bride-price, and counter-dowry.

  • The development of consanguinity rules and incest taboos in church law and lay custom.

  • The peasant family in its varying condition of being free or unfree, poor, middling, or rich.

  • The aristocratic estate, the problem of the younger son, and the disinheritance of daughters.

  • The Black Death and its long-term effects on the family.
  • Sex attitudes and customs: the effects of variations in age of men and women at marriage.

  • The changing physical environment of noble, peasant, and urban families.

  • Arrangements by families for old age and retirement.

About the Author:

Frances (1915–2013) and Joseph (1916–2006) Gies were the world’s bestselling historians of medieval Europe. Together and separately, they wrote more than twenty books, which col-lectively have sold more than a million copies. They lived in Michigan.

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