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Gerber, Matthew
Bastards : politics, family, and law in early modern France / Matthew Gerber
Alternate Title Politics, family, and law in early modern France
New York : Oxford University Press, c2012
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 3rd Floor  HQ999.F7 G47 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Illegitimacy -- France -- History
Illegitimate children -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- France -- History
Physical Description x, 274 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-263) and index
Contents Introduction : illegitimacy and the political history of the family -- Bastardy in sixteenth-century French legal doctrine and practice -- Jurisprudential reform of illegitimacy in seventeenth-century France -- Royal bastardy & dynastic crisis -- State expansion, social practice, and the quandaries of legal unification -- Redefining social interest: the eighteenth-century foundling crisis -- Illegitimacy and legal change in the French Enlightenment

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