This is a concise, yet wide-ranging, history of the family in Europe from antiquity to the present day.
About the Author
Jack Goody is a Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, and was William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology at Cambridge from 1973 to 1985. He has written extensively on the family, memory, ritual, and literacy, in a wide variety of regional and historical contexts. His many books include Death, Property and the Ancestors (1962), The Domestication of the Savage Mind (1977), The Development of the Family and Marriage in Europe (1983), The East and West (1996), Representations and Contradictions (Blackwell, 1997) and Food and Love (1999).
Table of Contents
Series Editors Preface.
1. The Beginnings.
2. The Heritage of Greece and Rome.
3. The Coming of Christianity.
4. The German Lands.
5. The European Patterns and Medieval Regimes.
6. Women, Children and Fathers in the Reformation and Counter-Reformation.
7. Dowry and the Rights of Women.
8. The Differences.
9. Proto and Full Industrialization.
10. Modernization and the Family: The Theories.
11. The Contemporary Family in Practice.