Similarity in Difference: Marriage in Europe and Asia, 1700-1900

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A study of marriage in preindustrial Europe and Asia that goes beyond the Malthusian East--West dichotomy to find variation within regions and commonality across regions. Since Malthus, an East--West dichotomy has been used to characterize marriage behavior in Asia and Europe. Marriages in Asia were said to be early and universal, in Europe late and non-universal. In Europe, marriages were supposed to be the result of individual choices but, in Asia, decided by families and communities. This book challenges this binary ...

Similarity in Difference: Marriage in Europe and Asia, 1700-1900 2014, Mit Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780262027946

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