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Medieval Households

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$39.00 • £33.95 • €35.95

ISBN 9780674563766

Publication Date: 01/01/1985


272 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

2 line illustrations, 3 halftones, 9 tables


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  • List of Tables and Figures
  • 1. The Household in Late Classical Antiquity
    • Concepts of Family and Household
    • Husband and Wife
    • Parents and Children
  • 2. The Household in Late Barbarian Antiquity
    • Ireland
    • The Continent
  • 3. The Emergence of the Early Medieval Household
    • Commensurable Unites
    • The Households of St. Germain
    • Patterns of Marriage
  • 4. The Transformations of the Central and Late Middle Ages
    • The Social and Cultural Environment
    • The Patrilineage
    • Marriage
    • Ages at First Marriage
  • 5. Domestic Roles and Family Sentiments in the Later Middle Ages
    • Sources, Secular and Sacred
    • Marriages
    • Motherhood
    • Childhood
    • Fatherhood
  • 6. The Household System in the Late Middle Ages
    • Ideals
    • Rules
    • Processes
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Notes
  • Index

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