Approaches to the History of the Western Family 1500 1914 (New Studies in Economic and Social History)
This book is a short but comprehensive survey of the work on the history of the family in Western Europe and North America, for the period 1500-1914. Updated to include material published between 1980 and 1994, it aims to provide students of family history with a structured and balanced critique of and guide to the huge literature on the subject. Professor Anderson focuses...more
Hardcover, 102 pages
Published June 30th 2010 by Cambridge University Press
(first published September 28th 1995)
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This work compares the demographic, "sentiments", and household economics approaches to historical research. Anderson offers valuable criticisms of all three approaches and concludes that no one approach is faultless enough to rely on it solely.