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The Development of the Family and Marriage in Europe

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Around 300 A.D. European patterns of marriage and kinship were turned on their head. What had previously been the norm - marriage to close kin - became the new taboo. The same applied to adoption, the obligation of a man to marry his brother's widow and a number of other central practices. With these changes Christian Europe broke radically from its own past and established practices which diverged markedly from those of the Middle East, North Africa and Asia. In this highly original and far-reaching work Jack Goody argues ...

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The Development of the Family and Marriage in Europe 1983, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521289252

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The Development of the Family and Marriage in Europe 1983, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521247399

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