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    Patriarchy, Property and Death in the Roman Family (Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy & Society in Past Time) (Paperback) By (author) Richard P. Saller, Series edited by Richard Smith, Series edited by Jan De Vries, Series edited by Paul Johnson, Series edited by Keith Wrightson

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    DescriptionThe figure of the Roman father has traditionally provided the pattern of patriarchy in European thought. This book shows how the social realities and cultural representations diverged from this paradigm. Demographic analysis and computer simulation demonstrate that before adulthood most Romans lost their fathers by death. Close reading of Latin texts reveals Roman fathers as devoted and loving and not harsh exploitative masters of slaves. The demographic and cultural contexts deepen our understanding of how the patrimony was transmitted.


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    Title
    Patriarchy, Property and Death in the Roman Family
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard P. Saller, Series edited by Richard Smith, Series edited by Jan De Vries, Series edited by Paul Johnson, Series edited by Keith Wrightson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 268
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 400 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521599788
    ISBN 10: 0521599784
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA, JHBK
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WEUROP
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 306.85
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/DEATH
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, SOC036000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET100
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/ITALIN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    DC21: 306.850937
    LC classification: HQ511 .S35 1994
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JHBK, NHB, NHC
    Edition statement
    Revised.
    Illustrations note
    30 tables
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    20 February 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    ' ... a remarkable book, impressive in its command of diverse materials and methodologies and certain to inspire further advances'. American Historical Review
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction: approaches to the history of the Roman family; Part I. Roman Life Course and Kinship: Biology and Culture: 2. Roman patterns of death, marriage and birth; 3. Simulations of Roman family and kinship; Part II. Roman Family and Culture: Definitions and Norms: 4. Familia and domus: defining and representing the Roman family and household; 5. Pietas and patria potestas: obligation and power in the Roman household; 6. Whips and words: discipline and punishment in the Roman household; Part III. The Devolution of Property in the Roman Family: 7. Strategies of succession in Roman families; 8. Guardianship of Roman children; 9. Dowries and daughters in Rome; 10. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.