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date: 21 October 2019

Family and Society 

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History
Author(s):
Ralph HoulbrookeRalph Houlbrooke

In Britain the first serious attempts to write a rounded history of the family as a social institution have been made since the 1970s. The most useful studies of different aspects of family life from various vantage points (legal, ideological, sociological, demographic, and economic) are also recent ones, though a few much older works may be mentioned. ... ...

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