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

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

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Abstract

The book concerns the history of the family in eighteenth-century England. It provides a new interpretation of concepts of household, family, and kinship, starting from an analysis of contemporary language. It emphasizes the importance of the household in constructing notions of the family in the eighteenth century and uncovers a vibrant language of kinship, which recasts our understanding of kinship ties in the period. It also shows how strong ties of 'friendship' formed vital social, economic, and political networks among kin and non-kin. This book makes a substantial contribution to the history of the family and to eighteenth century history and is of value to all historians and literary scholars of the period. The book has also been issued in a separate paperback edition.

Item Type: Book
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 20:15
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2012 10:51
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/24959
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