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The English Family 1450 - 1700

1st Edition

By Ralph A. Houlebrooke


280 pages

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The history of the family has become the source of lively controversy and Ralph Houlbrooke's study has made a major contribution to the debate. Thorough investigations reveal the attitudes and aspirations of all levels of society set within economic, political and religious contexts and developments within the period.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction. 2. Enduring pattern and forces of change. 3. Family and kindred. 4. The making of marriage. 5. Husband and wife. 6. Parents and children: infancy and childhood. 7. Parents and children: adolescence and beyond. 8. Death and the broken family. 9. Inheritance. 10. Conclusion. Select bibliography of secondary works. Index.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain