Rethinking East-Central Europe: family systems and co-residence in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth: Volume 1: Contexts and analyses - Volume 2: Dat

Rethinking East-Central Europe: family systems and co-residence in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth: Volume 1: Contexts and analyses - Volume 2: Dat

By: Mikolaj Szoltysek (author)Paperback

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This book reconstructs fundamental aspects of family organization across historical Poland-Lithuania, one of the largest political entities in early modern Europe. Using a plethora of quantitative measurements and demographic microsimulation, the author captures and elucidates the complex patterns of leaving home and life-cycle service, marriage and household formation, along with domestic group structures and living arrangements among different subpopulations of Poland-Lithuania, highlighting a variety of ways in which these patterns were nested in their respective local and regional contexts. By showing that at the end of the 18th century at least three distinct family systems existed in the Polish-Lithuanian territories, Szoltysek challenges a number of orthodoxies in the `master narratives' on the European geography of family forms of F. Le Play, J. Hajnal, P. Laslett, and their followers. Volume two of the book contains an extensive bibliography along with a thorough archival documentation of the census-like microdata used in the book, and provides detailed information on their quality and further technicalities pertaining to data analysis.

About Author

Mikolaj Szoltysek is a senior researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle/Saale, and former Deputy Head of the Laboratory of Historical Demography at the MPI for Demographic Research in Rostock. He was one of the founders of Mosaic - one of the largest data infrastructure projects in historical demography for research on family patterns in historic Europe.


Contents: Volume 1: Part 1, Contexts: Genealogy of Eastern European difference - The CEURFAMFORM Database: its scope, content, and structure - Socioeconomic, environmental, and cultural propensities and their regional variants - A note on time and cohorts - Computer microsimulation and the study of historical living arrangements. Part 2, Analyses: Home-leaving patterns in historic Poland-Lithuania-Life-cycle service - When to marry? Nuptiality and entry into marriage - Where to live? Household formation and postmarital residence - Domestic group structure and living arrangements - General conclusions. Volume 2: Appendix 1: Data quality assessment - Appendix 2: Higher-rank order agglomeration - Data documentation - Bibliography.

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  • ISBN13: 9783039117819
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 1062
  • ID: 9783039117819
  • weight: 1590
  • ISBN10: 3039117815
  • edition: New edition

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