The Oriental, the Ancient and the Primitive: Systems of Marriage and the Family in the Pre-Industrial Societies of Eurasia / Edition 1

The Oriental, the Ancient and the Primitive: Systems of Marriage and the Family in the Pre-Industrial Societies of Eurasia / Edition 1

by Jack Goody
     
 

A study of Asian kinship questions traditional assumptions about the primitive East and suggests that its practice has much in common with that which prevailed in parts of pre-industrial Europe. See more details below

Overview

A study of Asian kinship questions traditional assumptions about the primitive East and suggests that its practice has much in common with that which prevailed in parts of pre-industrial Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521367615
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
Studies in Literacy, the Family, Culture and the State Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
564
Sales rank:
1,036,816
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.26(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of tables; Preface; 1. The nature of the enterprise; Part I. China: 2. The incorporation of women; 3. The lineage and the conjugal fund; 4. Differentiation, hierarchical and regional; 5. Land, polyandry and celibacy in Tibet; Part II. India: 6. Marriage and the family in Gujarat (with Esther Goody); 7. The high and the low; 8. The North and the South; 9. Kinship and modes of production; Part III. The Near East: 10. The abominations of the Egyptians; 11. Jacob's marriages; 12. Marriage and property in the Arab world; Part IV. Greece and Rome, Yesterday and Today: 13. The heiress in ancient Greece; 14. Monogamy, property and control in Rome; 15. Dowry, continuity and change in the eastern Mediterranean; 16. Asia and Europe; Notes; References; Index.

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