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John E. Knodel's Demographic Behavior in the Past: A Study of Fourteen German PDF

By John E. Knodel

ISBN-10: 0521327156

ISBN-13: 9780521327152

ISBN-10: 0521892813

ISBN-13: 9780521892810

This ebook offers a close exam of the demographic habit of households through the eighteenth and 19th centuries in a pattern of fourteen villages in 5 varied areas of Germany. it really is in line with the reconstituted relations histories of important occasions (births, deaths and marriages) compiled by means of genealogies for the whole populations of those villages. The publication applies the kind of micro-level research attainable with relatives reconstitution facts for the the most important interval resulting in and encompassing the early levels of the demographic transition, together with the preliminary onset of the decline of fertility to low glossy degrees. The research explores many facets of demographic habit that have been principally neglected by means of past macro-level investigations of the demographic transition. those contain baby and baby mortality, maternal mortality, marriage, marital dissolution, bridal being pregnant and illegitimacy. The center of the research, even if, bargains with marital copy, interpreting the modernization of reproductive habit by way of the transition from a scenario of normal fertility to at least one characterised through pervasive kin obstacle.

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Descriptive sections on the history of the village, which were not characteristic of the initial series, were commonly incorporated into volumes published in the post-war era. 7 The standards of work proposed are quite impressive. Indeed, one of the reasons given for compiling village genealogies in the first place, both now and then, is the higher degree of accuracy that their adherents believe is possible through a complete and systematic processing of registers in a given parish, in contrast to research on individual family lines.

Katharina (253, 1482). 1768. 1768. 1769. 1779. 1773. 1824, u. 1834. 1791. 1831. 1796. -Cacilia (3508,1980). -Maria Anna (3292). -Peter Alexander (256,257). 253 o_o: Katharina Brucker (aus 251; oo s . 1834. lKd:Gertrud(255). d. , in Forchheim, Kr. d. Barbara geb. Losch) (oo s . 1840. 1817. Source: Albert Kobele, Ortssippenbuch Grafenhausen (Grafenhausen, 1971), p. 328. Symbols: oo=Marriage o-o=Non-marital union resulting in an illegitimate birth *=Birth + =Death +*=Stillbirth Explanation: The family identification numbers run from 251 to 254.

Not available " These designations, except in the case of Horinghausen, Middels, and Werdum, refer to the state as defined during the period under study rather than to current states of the Federal Republic of Germany. Horinghausen, while administratively part of Hesse-Darmstadt and later Hesse-Nassau, was geographically an enclave within the area of the principality of Waldeck. The area of East Friesland in which Middels and Werdum are located was administratively part of Hanover. In terms of present-day states, Baden and Wurttemberg have been merged to form the state of Baden-Wurttemberg, Bavaria remains a state, Waldeck is a district in the state of Hesse, and East Friesland is in Lower Saxony.

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