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The Family in Early Modern England

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Helen Berry, Elizabeth Foyster, R. I. Moore, Tim Stretton, Bernard Capp, Garthine Walker, John Walter, Steve Hindle, Ingrid Tague, Joanne Bailey
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  • Date Published: February 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521182669

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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historians of family life, together with the next generation of historians working in the field, present previously unpublished archival research to shed light on family ideals and experiences in the early modern period.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.

    • Sheds light on family ideals and experiences in the early modern period
    • Features contributions by some of the most distinguished historians of family life and a new generation of historians working in the field
    • Will appeal to scholars of early modern British history, social history, family history and gender studies
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    "...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." -H-Albion, Ilana Krausman Ben-Amos

    "This exemplary volume serves as a provocative challenge to the vision of family constructed by Stone over three decades ago. It is important reading for anyone interested in early modern English familie and is an essential addition to university and college libraries." -Michelle White, The Historian

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    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521182669
    • length: 262 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface Helen Berry and Elizabeth Foyster
    Anthony Fletcher R. I. Moore
    1. Introduction Helen Berry and Elizabeth Foyster
    2. Marriage, separation and the common law in England 1540–1640 Tim Stretton
    3. Republican reformation: family, community and the state in interregnum Middlesex, 1649–60 Bernard Capp
    4. Keeping it in the family: crime and the early modern household Garthine Walker
    5. Faces in the crowd: gender and age in the early modern English crowd John Walter
    6. 'Without the Cry of Any Neighbours': a Cumbrian family and the Poor Law authorities, c.1690–1730 Steve Hindle
    7. Childless men in early modern England Helen Berry and Elizabeth Foyster
    8. Aristocratic women and the ideas of family in the early eighteenth century Ingrid Tague
    9. Reassessing parenting in eighteenth-century England Joanne Bailey.

  • Editors

    Helen Berry, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

    Elizabeth Foyster, University of Cambridge

    Contributors

    Helen Berry, Elizabeth Foyster, R. I. Moore, Tim Stretton, Bernard Capp, Garthine Walker, John Walter, Steve Hindle, Ingrid Tague, Joanne Bailey

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