Family and Friends in Eighteenth-Century England: Household, Kinship and Patronage / Edition 1

Family and Friends in Eighteenth-Century England: Household, Kinship and Patronage / Edition 1

by Naomi Tadmor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521771471

ISBN-13: 9780521771474

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book concerns the history of the family in eighteenth-century England. Tadmor provides a new interpretation of concepts of household, family and kinship through her analysis of contemporary language (in diaries, conduct treatises, novels by Richardson and Haywood, and other sources). She emphasizes the importance of the household in constructing notions of the

Overview

This book concerns the history of the family in eighteenth-century England. Tadmor provides a new interpretation of concepts of household, family and kinship through her analysis of contemporary language (in diaries, conduct treatises, novels by Richardson and Haywood, and other sources). She emphasizes the importance of the household in constructing notions of the family, and shows how ties of "friendship" formed vital social, economic and political networks. Her book makes a substantial contribution to eighteenth-century history, and will be of value to all historians and literary scholars of the period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521771474
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)
Lexile:
1640L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; A note on the text; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The concept of the household-family; 2. The concept of the household-family in novels and conduct treatises; 3. The concept of the lineage-family; 4. The language of kinship; 5. Friends; 6. Political friends; 7. Ideas about friendship and the constructions of friendship in literary texts; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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