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Approaches to the History of the Western Family 1500–1914

Approaches to the History of the Western Family 1500–1914


Part of New Studies in Economic and Social History

    • Date Published: September 1995
    • availability: Available
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521557931

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    About the Authors
    • Over the past thirty years family history has been one of the most important and controversial growth areas in the development of social history. In this guide to the burgeoning literature on the Western family Professor Anderson reviews the main findings of historians and considers them in the light of the problems inherent in the interpretation of family history. He focuses particularly on the strengths and limitations of the different approaches that have been adopted, showing that although this variety of method has complicated matters, it has also produced a more rounded understanding of the history of the family. Updated to include work published between 1980 and 1994, this book will be invaluable to students of family history, and to scholars who are non-specialist in the field.

      • Ideal introductory book for students approaching this important topic for the first time, and for scholars who are non-specialists in the field
      • Updated to include work done on the subject up to 1994, this book provides a general critical survey of contemporary and recent writing
      • A balanced guide to the subject, not a prejudiced single view, which attempts to integrate 'European' and 'Anglo-Saxon' literature
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      • Date Published: September 1995
      • format: Paperback
      • isbn: 9780521557931
      • length: 104 pages
      • dimensions: 216 x 141 x 9 mm
      • weight: 0.157kg
      • availability: Available
    • Table of Contents

      1. Introduction
      2. The demographic approach
      3. The sentiments approach
      4. The household economics approach
      Update to cover literature published between 1980 and 1994
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    • Adaptation by

      Michael Anderson, University of Edinburgh

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