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The Resource Out of love for my kin : aristocratic family life in the lands of the Loire, 1000-1200, Amy Livingstone

Out of love for my kin : aristocratic family life in the lands of the Loire, 1000-1200, Amy Livingstone

Label
Out of love for my kin : aristocratic family life in the lands of the Loire, 1000-1200
Title
Out of love for my kin
Title remainder
aristocratic family life in the lands of the Loire, 1000-1200
Statement of responsibility
Amy Livingstone
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Out of Love for My Kin, Amy Livingstone examines the personal dimensions of the lives of aristocrats in the Loire region of France during the eleventh and twelfth centuries. She argues for a new conceptualization of aristocratic family life based on an ethos of inclusion. Inclusivity is evident in the care that medieval aristocrats showed toward their families by putting in place strategies, practices, and behaviors aimed at providing for a wide range of relatives. Indeed, this care--and in some cases outright affection--for family members is recorded in the documents themselves, as many a nobleman and woman made pious benefactions 'out of love for my kin.' In a book made rich by evidence from charters--which provide details about life events including birth, death, marriage, and legal disputes over property--Livingstone reveals an aristocratic family dynamic that is quite different from the fictional or prescriptive views offered by literary depictions or ecclesiastical sources, or from later historiography. For example, she finds that there was no single monolithic mode of inheritance that privileged the few and that these families employed a variety of inheritance practices. Similarly, aristocratic women, long imagined to have been excluded from power, exerted a strong influence on family life, as Livingstone makes clear in her gender-conscious analysis of dowries, the age of men and women at marriage, lordship responsibilities of women, and contestations over property. The web of relations that bound aristocratic families in this period of French history, she finds, was a model of family based on affection, inclusion, and support, not domination and exclusion." from publisher's website
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Livingstone, Amy
Illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Families
  • Kinship
  • Loire River Valley (France)
  • France
  • HISTORY
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Families
  • Kinship
  • Manners and customs
  • France
  • France
  • Aristokratie
  • Familienleben
  • Gesellschaftsleben
  • Frankreich
  • Loire-Gebiet
  • Region
  • Aristokratie
  • Familie
  • Gesellschaftsleben
  • Loire (Fluss)
Label
Out of love for my kin : aristocratic family life in the lands of the Loire, 1000-1200, Amy Livingstone
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : aristocrats and their families -- The lands of the Loire, 1000-1200 -- Aristocratic family life -- Aristocratic family life writ small : the Fréteval, Mondoubleau, and Dives kindred -- Inheritance : diversity and continuity -- Marriage and the disposition of property : a sign of status? -- Marriage : practicalities, ideologies, and affection -- For better, not worse : wives and husbands as partners in family and lordship -- Contestations : asserting and reasserting a place in the family -- Conclusion : out of love for my kin
Control code
ocn726824306
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 280 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801458965
Lccn
2009039909
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
maps, genealogical tables
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4rm1j
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726824306
Label
Out of love for my kin : aristocratic family life in the lands of the Loire, 1000-1200, Amy Livingstone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : aristocrats and their families -- The lands of the Loire, 1000-1200 -- Aristocratic family life -- Aristocratic family life writ small : the Fréteval, Mondoubleau, and Dives kindred -- Inheritance : diversity and continuity -- Marriage and the disposition of property : a sign of status? -- Marriage : practicalities, ideologies, and affection -- For better, not worse : wives and husbands as partners in family and lordship -- Contestations : asserting and reasserting a place in the family -- Conclusion : out of love for my kin
Control code
ocn726824306
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 280 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801458965
Lccn
2009039909
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
maps, genealogical tables
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4rm1j
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726824306

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