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This text was the first single volume in recent years to provide an overview and assessment of the most important research that has been published on the English family in the past three decades. Some of the most distinguished historians of family life, together with the next generation of historians working in the field, present previously unpublished archival research to shed light on family ideals and experiences in the early modern period. Contributions to this volume interrogate the definitions and meanings of the term 'family' in the past, showing how the family was a locus for power and authority, as well as personal or subjective identity, and exploring how expectations as well as realities of family behaviour could be shaped by ideas of childhood, youth, adulthood and old age. This pioneering collection of essays will appeal to scholars of early modern British history, social history, family history and gender studies.


Review of the hardback:'… as a rounded treatment of some major themes and findings that point to where we now stand and what more might be gained, it is an important and illuminating collection, skillfully and thoughtfully implemented. It attests to the continued vigor of family cum gender history, and would benefit students and scholars working on family, gender, and the social history of Britain, the continent, or elsewhere.'

Ilana Krausman Ben-Amos Source: H-Net Reviews

Review of the hardback:'The volume is well-supported by a thematic bibliography, which illustrates the range of approaches to this topic in recent decades. The essays gathered here are, themselves, testimony to this range and to the enduring energy of this area of study.'

Source: Vierteljahrschrift für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgescichte

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