Family and Sexuality in French History

These essays collectively cover a stretch of French history from Medieval times to the twentieth century, deploying a wide variety of analytical techniques in an effort to understand people's perceptions of their own lives as well as the institutional and cultural factors affecting their decisions.

Family and Sexuality in French History

Edited by Robert Wheaton and Tamara K. Hareven

1980 | 288 pages | Cloth $25.00 | Paper $24.95
History | Women's Studies/Gender Studies
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Table of Contents


Introduction: Recent Trends in the Historical Study of the French Family
Repression and Change in the Sexual Life of Young People in Medieval and Early Modern Times
The Meaning of Clandestine Marriage
The Charivari and Religious Repression in France during the Ancien Régime
Affinity and Descent in Seventeenth-Century Bordeaux
Motivations and Technology in the Decline of French Fertility
Family, Class, and Young Women: Occupational Expectations in Nineteenth-Century Paris
Individual Lives and Family Strategies in the French
Proletariat The End of the Wet-Nursing Business in France, 1874-1914
The Family Cycle and Household Structure: Five
Generations in a French Village