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

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

by Jack Goody

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521365741
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/26/1990
Series: Studies in Literacy, the Family, Culture and the State Series
Pages: 561
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.34(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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