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The Resource Family and household in medieval England, Peter Fleming

Family and household in medieval England, Peter Fleming

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Family and household in medieval England
Title
Family and household in medieval England
Statement of responsibility
Peter Fleming
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Family and Household in Medieval England offers an introduction to the formative period of one of the central institutions of western society. The family and household together provided the basic unit of social organisation in the Middle Ages, and this period saw the emergence of many aspects of modern life, not least the marriage service and its attendant ceremonies." "The family was one of the few experiences common to every rank of medieval society, from princes to peasants. The centrality of this theme is reflected in the breadth of topics considered here, which embrace demography, the law, theology and popular belief, property-holding, employment, and, of course, love and emotional relationships." "After discussing the family in the religious and legal traditions from the late classical and barbarian periods to the Middle Ages, the book adopts a 'life-cycle' approach to the history of the medieval English family, beginning with courtship and marriage, encompassing childbirth and the parent-child relationship along the way, through to the dissolution of marriage, either by death or separation, and ending with a discussion of widowhood, wardship and retirement. The text is illuminated with examples from the experiences of people from all levels of medieval society, reflecting the diversity of family life in this period."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fleming, Peter
Dewey number
306.85/0942
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ615
LC item number
.F64 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Social history in perspective
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Households
  • England
Label
Family and household in medieval England, Peter Fleming
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-155) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Husbands and Wives
  • Parents and Children
  • Family Size
  • Leaving Home
  • Servants
  • Kinship
  • The Dissolution of Marriage and its Consequences
  • Annulment and Separation
  • Widows and Widowers
  • Wardship
  • Marriage Making
  • Inheritance
  • Retirement
  • Marriage in Theory and Law
  • Age at First Marriage
  • Coercion and Freedom of Choice
  • Marriage Strategies
  • Marriage Settlements
  • The Ordering of Marriage
  • Family Life
Control code
44669520
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 162 pages
Isbn
9780333610787
Lccn
00059127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Family and household in medieval England, Peter Fleming
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-155) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Husbands and Wives
  • Parents and Children
  • Family Size
  • Leaving Home
  • Servants
  • Kinship
  • The Dissolution of Marriage and its Consequences
  • Annulment and Separation
  • Widows and Widowers
  • Wardship
  • Marriage Making
  • Inheritance
  • Retirement
  • Marriage in Theory and Law
  • Age at First Marriage
  • Coercion and Freedom of Choice
  • Marriage Strategies
  • Marriage Settlements
  • The Ordering of Marriage
  • Family Life
Control code
44669520
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 162 pages
Isbn
9780333610787
Lccn
00059127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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