Family, Gender, and Law in Early Modern France

Family, Gender, and Law in Early Modern France

by Jeffrey Merrick
     
 

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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.  See more details below

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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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Family, Gender, and Law in Early Modern France is a very well-conceptualized and extremely coherent volume, offering an excellent introduction to recent trends and new directions in the field of family history in early modern France.”

—Michael Breen, Reed College

“This is an important and timely collection that opens new lines of inquiry into the history of the family in early modern Europe.”

—Mary Trouille, American Historical Review

“An excellent primer for those new to the field of family history in early modern France. . . . For those teaching a French culture and civilization course, Family, Gender, and Law in Early Modern France is a worthy resource. It helps to set the stage for understanding what occurred in France before and after the Old Regime, and fosters a greater appreciation for what predecessors desired in a civil society.”

—Eileen M. Angelini, French Review

“This is a superb collection of essays which sheds important new light on the ever-growing field of the history of the family.”

—Jeffrey R. Watt, English Historical Review

“This is one of those rare edited volumes greater than the sum of its parts. Each chapter is a fine work of historical synthesis, document analysis or close archival research. Yet, together, the essays paint a rich picture of marriage and family life in early modern France, uncovering startling new facets beneath old assumptions.”

—Jennifer J. Davis, European History Quarterly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780271034690
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2009
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Suzanne Desan is Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Jeffrey Merrick is Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

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