Family and friends in eighteenth-centurty England: household, kinship, and patronage

Tadmor, Naomi (2001) Family and friends in eighteenth-centurty England: household, kinship, and patronage. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521771474

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Abstract

This book concerns the history of the family in eighteenth-century England. Naomi Tadmor provides an interpretation of concepts of household, family and kinship starting from her analysis of contemporary language (in the diaries of Thomas Turner; in conduct treatises by Samuel Richardson and Eliza Haywood; in three novels, Richardson's Pamela and Clarissa and Haywood's The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless and a variety of other sources). Naomi Tadmor emphasises the importance of the household in constructing notions of the family in the eighteenth century. She uncovers a vibrant language of kinship which recasts our understanding of kinship ties in the period. She also shows how strong ties of 'friendship' formed vital social, economic and political networks among kin and non-kin. Family and Friends in Eighteenth-Century England makes a substantial contribution to eighteenth-century history, and will be of value to all historians and literary scholars of the period.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: A paperback reprint of my 2001 monograph.
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA History of Great Britain > DA020 England
Depositing User: Naomi Tadmor
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:08
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2012 09:03
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/24244
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