An updated, extended, and revised version of the out-of-print 1993 edition, this title reassesses the traditional stereotype of the place of the Balkans in the model of the European family in the nineteenth century, on the basis of new source material and by synthesizing existing research.
Maria Todorova is a Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She specializes in the history of the Balkans in the modern period. Recent book-length publications include Balkan Identities: Nation and Memory (2004) and Imagining the Balkans (1997).
Preface to the second edition Acknowledgements I. Introduction: Rethinking the Unknown II. Population Structure III. Marriage and Nuptiality IV. Birth and Fertility V. Death and Mortality VI. Family and Household Size and Structure VII. The Problem of the South Slav Zadruga VIII. A Hypothesis of Converging Theories A Summary of Conclusions Appendices Notes References and Bibliography Index