Family History Revisited: Comparative Perspectives

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Acknowledgments 9
Introduction 11
The Impact of Family History and the Life Course on Social History 21
Contemporary European Familial Behavior and Historical Precedent 40
"Monday's Child is Fair of Face" 57
The Rights of Foreigners and Access to Citizenship in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Rome 74
Gender Relations, Marriage, and Illegitimacy in the Habsburg Monarchy: Venice, Lower Austria, and Bohemia in the Early Nineteenth Century 93
Aesthetics of Marriage Alliance: Class Codes and Endogamous Marriage in the Nineteenth-Century Propertied Classes 122
Traces of Emotion? Marital Discord in Early Modern Bavaria 135
Unmarried Fathers in the Austrian Legal Code and Popular Autobiography in the Early Twentieth Century 161
The Ties that Bind and Breaking Free: A Case Study of the Current Dynamics of Marriage and Family Life 190
The Transformation of the European Family Across the Centuries 217
On the Epistemological Value of Family Models: The Balkans within the European Pattern 242
The Search for Place: East European Family History 1800-2000 257
Central Europe and the "European Marriage Pattern": Marriage Patterns and Family Structure in Central Europe, Sixteenth through Nineteenth Centuries 282
A Comparative Perspective on Rural Families in Japan from the Early Modern Period until the Middle of the Nineteenth Century 311
Two Forms of Stem Family System in One Country? The Evidence from Japan's First National Census in 1920 331
Bibliography 351
List of Contributors 385
Index 391
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