Marriage And The Family In The Middle Ages
  • Marriage And The Family In The Middle Ages
  • Marriage And The Family In The Middle Ages
  • Marriage And The Family In The Middle Ages
ISBN: 0060914688
EAN13: 9780060914684
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 23, 1989
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 1.1" H x 7.9" L x 5.3" W
Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Format: Paperback
`
Select Format Format: Paperback Select Conditions Condition: Good

Selected

Format: Paperback

Condition: Good

$4.08
List Price: $21.02
Save: $16.94 (80%)
Quantity
Almost Gone!
Only 3 at this price.
Add 4 More to Qualify
Buy 3, Get 1 Free
All Books Under $5

Select Conditions
  • Acceptable $4.08 Marriage And The Family In The Middle Ages
  • Good $4.08 Marriage And The Family In The Middle Ages
  • New $21.02 Marriage And The Family In The Middle Ages
Book Overview

A compelling, lucid, and highly readable chronicle of medieval life written by the authors of the bestselling Life in a Medieval Castle and Life in a Medieval CityHistorians have only recently awakened to the importance of the family, the basic social unit throughout human history. This book traces the development of marriage and the family from the Middle Ages to the early modern era. It describes how the Roman and barbarian cultural streams merged under the influence of the Christian church to forge new concepts, customs, laws, and practices. Century by century it follows the development -- sometimes gradual, at other times revolutionary -- of significant elements in the history of the family:

  • The basic functions of the family as production unit, as well as its religious, social, judicial, and educational roles.

  • The shift of marriage from private arrangement between families to public ceremony between individuals, and the adjustments in dowry, bride-price, and counter-dowry.

  • The development of consanguinity rules and incest taboos in church law and lay custom.

  • The peasant family in its varying condition of being free or unfree, poor, middling, or rich.

  • The aristocratic estate, the problem of the younger son, and the disinheritance of daughters.

  • The Black Death and its Read More chevron_right

Frequently Asked Questions About Marriage And The Family In The Middle Ages

Book Reviews (0)

0
  |   0  reviews
Did you read Marriage And The Family In The Middle Ages? Please provide your feedback and rating to help other readers.
Write Review
Captcha

No customer reviews for the moment.