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The Resource Family and inheritance : rural society in Western Europe, 1200-1800, edited by Jack Goody, Joan Thirsk, E. P. Thompson

Family and inheritance : rural society in Western Europe, 1200-1800, edited by Jack Goody, Joan Thirsk, E. P. Thompson

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Family and inheritance : rural society in Western Europe, 1200-1800
Title
Family and inheritance
Title remainder
rural society in Western Europe, 1200-1800
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jack Goody, Joan Thirsk, E. P. Thompson
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This pioneering book examines different aspects of the inheritance customs in rural Western Europe in the pre-industrial age: for families and whole societies, the roles of lawyers in reducing them to a common system, and the recurring debate on the merits of various inheritance customs in shaping particular kinds of society. At first sight the study of inheritance customs may appear to be a dull affair, concerned with outdated practices of hair-splitting lawyers; certainly, little academic interest has been shown in the subject. Yet inheritance customs are vital means for the reproduction of the social system, by the transmission of property and other rights through the family. Various family structures and social arrangements are linked by different means of inheritance. This book will interest a wide range of historians, students, postgraduates and teachers alike, whether they are concerned with social, economic, demographic or legal history, in the medieval, early modern or modern periods, and whether their interests are directed to England or other countries of Western Europe; it will also be valuable to social anthropologists, sociologists and historians of ideas. A comprehensive glossary of technical terms has been added for the non-specialist
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
333.3/234/094
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD584
LC item number
.F33
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1924-1993
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Goody, Jack
  • Thirsk, Joan
  • Thompson, E. P.
Series statement
Past and present publications
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  • Land tenure
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Peasants
  • Families
  • Families
  • Platteland
  • Propriété foncière
  • Successions et héritages
  • Paysannerie
  • Famille
  • Agrargesellschaft
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • Bauer
  • Westeuropa
Label
Family and inheritance : rural society in Western Europe, 1200-1800, edited by Jack Goody, Joan Thirsk, E. P. Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • Peasant inheritance customs in the Midlands, 1280-1700
  • C. Howell
  • Peasant inheritance customs and land distribution in Cambridgeshire from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries
  • M. Spufford
  • The European debate on customs of inheritance, 1500-1700
  • J. Thirsk
  • Patterns of inheritance and settlement by great landowners from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries
  • J. P. Cooper
  • The grid of inheritance : a comment
  • E. P. Thompson
  • Inheritance, property and women: some comparative considerations
  • Private property in history
  • V. G. Kiernan
  • J. Goody
  • Family structures and inheritance customs in sixteenth-century France
  • E. L. Ladurie
  • Inheritance, land tenure and peasant family structure : a German regional comparison
  • L. K. Berkner
  • Aspects of kinship behaviour and property in rural Western Europe before 1800
  • D. Sabean
  • Goody, J. Inheritance, property and women: some comparative considerations.--Ladurie, E. L. Family structures and inheritance customs in sixteenth-century France.--Berkner, L. K. Inheritance, land tenure and peasant family structure: a German regional comparison.--Sabean, D. Aspects of kinship behaviour and property in rural Western Europe before 1800.--Howell, C. Peasant inheritance customs in the Midlands, 1280-1700.--Spufford, M. Peasant inheritance customs and land distribution in Cambridgeshire from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries.--Thirsk, J. The European debate on customs of inheritance, 1500-1700.--Cooper, J. P. Patterns of inheritance and settlement by great landowners from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries.--Thompson, E. P. The grid of inheritance: a comment.--Kiernan, V. G. Private property in history
Control code
2224953
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vi, 421 pages
Isbn
9780521212465
Lccn
76010402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)2224953
Label
Family and inheritance : rural society in Western Europe, 1200-1800, edited by Jack Goody, Joan Thirsk, E. P. Thompson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • Peasant inheritance customs in the Midlands, 1280-1700
  • C. Howell
  • Peasant inheritance customs and land distribution in Cambridgeshire from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries
  • M. Spufford
  • The European debate on customs of inheritance, 1500-1700
  • J. Thirsk
  • Patterns of inheritance and settlement by great landowners from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries
  • J. P. Cooper
  • The grid of inheritance : a comment
  • E. P. Thompson
  • Inheritance, property and women: some comparative considerations
  • Private property in history
  • V. G. Kiernan
  • J. Goody
  • Family structures and inheritance customs in sixteenth-century France
  • E. L. Ladurie
  • Inheritance, land tenure and peasant family structure : a German regional comparison
  • L. K. Berkner
  • Aspects of kinship behaviour and property in rural Western Europe before 1800
  • D. Sabean
  • Goody, J. Inheritance, property and women: some comparative considerations.--Ladurie, E. L. Family structures and inheritance customs in sixteenth-century France.--Berkner, L. K. Inheritance, land tenure and peasant family structure: a German regional comparison.--Sabean, D. Aspects of kinship behaviour and property in rural Western Europe before 1800.--Howell, C. Peasant inheritance customs in the Midlands, 1280-1700.--Spufford, M. Peasant inheritance customs and land distribution in Cambridgeshire from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries.--Thirsk, J. The European debate on customs of inheritance, 1500-1700.--Cooper, J. P. Patterns of inheritance and settlement by great landowners from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries.--Thompson, E. P. The grid of inheritance: a comment.--Kiernan, V. G. Private property in history
Control code
2224953
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vi, 421 pages
Isbn
9780521212465
Lccn
76010402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)2224953

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