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Published: 15 July 2010

264 Pages


ISBN: 9780195381603

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Conceiving the Old Regime

Pronatalism and the Politics of Reproduction in Early Modern France

Leslie Tuttle

  • The first study to show that France's well-known pronatalist policies pre-date the modern era, demographic research, and fears of depopulation
  • Discusses a kind of state intervention in "private " life that is surprising in a premodern context
  • The French history of the "family values " ideology