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Published: 01 February 2012

288 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199755370

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Politics, Family, and Law in Early Modern France

Matthew Gerber

  • First historical monograph in English on illegitimacy in early modern France.
  • Addresses the history of the family as both a social and a political institution over two and a half centuries.
  • Draws upon untapped archival sources to reveal rare details about the lives of children, elite and commoners, born out of wedlock in early modern France, not all of whom were abandoned to the foundling hospice.