Stepfamilies in Europe, 1400-1800
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Stepfamilies in Europe, 1400-1800

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Stepfamilies in Europe 1400 to 1800 addresses a significant gap in literature on the history of the family and provides an in-depth study into the complex family structures created upon remarriage and the impact that these new relationships had on the life course and life cycle of the family. The chapters explore the difficulties surrounding inheritance, relationships, the law, illegitimacy and living arrangements. This collection covers a range of European countries, such as England, Austria and The Netherlands and regions from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean. Stepfamilies in Europe, will be essential reading for scholars and students of the history of the early modern family.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 159 x 235mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 15 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138921033
  • 9781138921030

Table of contents

1. Introduction: Stepfamilies in the European Past - Lyndan Warner 2. Jewish Women, Conversas, and Remarriage in Girona after the anti-Jewish violence of 1391 - Alexandra Guerson and Dana Wessell Lightfoot 3. Stepfamilies in Sweden, 1450s to 1650s: Theory and Practice - Anu Lahtinen 4. Blended Families in Sixteenth-Century Venice - Anna Bellavitis 5. Sibling Relationships and Illegitimacy in Early Modern Spain - Grace E. Coolidge 6. Stepmothers at Law in Early Modern England - Tim Stretton 7. `Now Her Spouse': Subsequent Marriages and Stepfamilies in late Sixteenth- and Early Seventeenth-Century Scotland - Cathryn R. Spence 8. The Raadsel van Nijmegen [Puzzle of Nijmegen], Stepfamilies and Early Modern Dutch Law - Sebastiaan Roes 9. Emotional Bonds and Living Arrangements: Stepfamilies in the Catholic Dispensation Records of Eighteenth-Century Austria - Margareth Lanzinger 10. Stepfamily Relationships in Multigenerational Households: The Case of Toulouse in the Eighteenth Century - Sylvie Perrier 11. Continuity and Change in Stepfamilies of the European Past, 1400-1800 - Lyndan Warnershow more