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A Millennium of Family Change: Feudalism to Capitalism in Northwestern Europe

A Millennium of Family Change: Feudalism to Capitalism in Northwestern Europe (Hardback)

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How do changes in family form relate to changes in society as a whole? In a work which combines theoretical rigour with historical scope, Wally Seccombe provides a powerful study of the changing structure of families from the Middle Ages to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Responding to feminist critiques of 'sex-blind' historical materialism, Seccombe argues that family forms must be seen to be at the heart of modes of production. He takes issue with the mainstream consensus in family history which argues that capitalism did not fundamentally alter the structure of the nuclear family, and makes a controversial intervention in the long-standing debate over European marriage pat-terns and their relation to industrialization. Drawing on an astonishing range of studies in family history, historical demography and economic history, A Millennium of Family Change provides an integrated overview of the long transition from feudalism to capitalism, illuminating the far-reaching changes in familial relations from peasant subsistence to the making of the modern working class.

BusinessEconomicsEconomic historyHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySociology: family & relationships Publisher: Verso Books Publication Date: 13/09/1995 ISBN-13: 9781859840528  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Wally Seccombe teaches sociology at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. The second volume of this study, Weathering the Storm: Working-Class Families from the Industrial Revolution to the Fertility Decline, is also published by Verso.

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