xxvi, 277 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
9780271034690 cloth alkaline paper 0271034696 cloth alkaline paper
"A collection of essays that examine intimacy and power in early modern French households, and explore how families reinvented themselves in response to changes in law, gender ideology, political culture, or patterns of consumption"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -267) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Making and breaking marriage : an overview of Old Regime marriage as a social practice / Suzanne Desan Marriage choice and marital success : reasoning about marriage, love, and happiness / Dena Goodman Family affairs : wives, credit, consumption, and the law in Old Regime France / Clare Crowston Between state and street : witnesses and the family politics of litigation in early modern France / Julie Hardwick Marital conflict in political context : Langeac vs. Chambonas, 1775 / Jeffrey Merrick Gender, kin, and guardianship in early modern Burgundy / Christopher Corley On the contested margins of the family : bastardy and legitimation by royal rescript in eighteenth-century France / Matthew Gerber.
KJV619 .F36 2009
University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press,