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- DescriptionThis volume is an important contribution to the social and cultural history of the family and documents that widowhood and orphanhood were commonplace before the twentieth century. How did the survivors cope with such tragedy? What kind of support did they receive from their community and relatives? How many widows remarried? How many children grew up as step-children or wards? And how did these circumstances influence their futures? While individual stories are frequent themes in literature, the social history of these experiences has yet to be written, especially from a comparative perspective. The 16 essays in this book provide a fresh look at the family history of widowhood and orphanhood in a dozen European and Asian countries.
- Author BiographyThe Editors: Renzo Derosas, born in Italy in 1952, works in the Department of History of Ca' Foscari University, Venice, where he currently teaches Population History and Quantitative Methods for Historians. He has published several essays on Italian social and demographic history and historical methods. Michel Oris, born in Belgium in 1961, worked for the Belgian National Fund for Science until March 2000. He is now professor of Population History at the University of Geneva, Department of Economic History. His publications cover both contemporary and historical demography, as well as social and economic history.
- PublisherVerlag Peter Lang
- Date of Publication01/09/2002
- SubjectSocial Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationPieterlen
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- ImprintVerlag Peter Lang
- Content Notegraphs
- Weight910 g
- Width150 mm
- Height220 mm
- Edited byMichel Oris,Renzo Derosas
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