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E. The ‘European Marriage Pattern?’: Demography, Family Structures, Marriages, and Medieval Fertility

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E. The ‘European Marriage Pattern?’: Demography, Family Structures, Marriages, and Medieval Fertility
* 1. J. Krause, ‘The Medieval Household: Large or Small?’ Economic History Review, 2nd ser. 9 (1956-57), 420-32.
2. Philip Ariès, Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life, trans. Robert Baldick (London, 1962).
** 3. John Hajnal, ‘European Marriage Patterns in Perspective’, in D.V. Glass and D.E.C. Eversely, eds., Population in History: Essays in Historical Demography (London, 1965), pp. 101-46.
4. Jack Goody, Joan Thirsk, and E. P. Thompson, eds., Family and Inheritance: Rural Society in Western Europe, 1200 - 1800, Past and Present Publications (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1976).
a) Jack Goody, ‘Inheritance, Property, and Women: Some Comparative Considerations’, pp. 10 - 37.
b) Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, ‘Family Structures and Inheritance Customs in Sixteenth-Century France’, pp. 37-70.
c) Lutz K. Berkner, ‘Inheritance, Land Tenure, and Peasant Family Structure: a German Regional Comparison’, pp. 71-95.

d) David Sabean, ‘Aspects of Kinship Behaviour and Property in Rural Western Europe before 1800', pp. 96-111.

e) Cicely Howell, ‘Peasant Inheritance Customs in the Midlands, 1280 - 1700', pp. 112-55.
f) Margaret Spufford, ‘Peasant Inheritance Customs and Land Distribution in Cambridgeshire from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Centuries’, pp. 156 - 76.
g) Joan Thirsk, ‘The European Debate on Customs of Inheritance, 1500 - 1700', pp. 177-91.
h) J. P. Cooper, ‘Patterns of Inheritance and Settlement by Great Landowners from the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth Centuries’, pp. 192 - 327.
i) E. P. Thomson, ‘The Grid of Inheritance: a Comment’, pp. 361-98.
5. John Noonan, Contraception: A History of Its Treatment by the Catholic Theologians and Canonists (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1966; 2nd revised edn, 1986).
6. Jean-Louis Flandrin, ‘Contraception, marriage et relations amoureuses dans l'occident chrétien’, Annales: Économies, sociétés, civilisations, 24 (1969), 1370-90.
7. Peter Laslett, ‘Mean Household Size in England Since the Sixteenth Century’, in Peter Laslett and R. Wall, eds., Household and Family in Past Time (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1972).
8. R.B. Outhwaite, ‘Age at Marriage in England from the Late Seventeenth to the Nineteenth Century’, Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 5th series, 23 (1973).
9. E. A. Wrigley, ‘Reflections on the History of the Family’, Daedalus, 106 (1977), 71 - 85.
10. Richard M. Smith, ‘Some Reflections on the Evidence for the Origins of the ‘European Marriage Pattern’ in England’, in C. Harris, ed., The Sociology of the Family: New Directions for Britain (Keele, 1979), pp. 74-112.
11. Zvi Razi, Life, Marriage and Death in a Medieval Parish: Economy, Society and Demograpy in Halesowen, 1270 - 1400 (Cambridge, 1980).
12. Peter Laslett, ‘Comparing Illegitimacy over Time and Between Cultures’, in Peter Laslett, Karla Osterveen, and Richard M. Smith, eds., Bastardy and its Comparative History (London, 1980).
13. Richard M. Smith, ‘Fertility, Economy, and Household Formation in England Over Three Centuries’, Population and Development Review, 7 (1981), 595 - 622.
14. Richard M. Smith, ‘The People of Tuscany and Their Families in the Fifteenth Century: Medieval or Mediterranean?’ Journal of Family History, Spring 1981, pp. 107-28.
15. Judith Bennett, ‘Medieval Peasant Marriage: An Examination of Marriage Licence Fines in the Liber Gersumarum’, in J. A. Raftis, ed., Pathways to Medieval Peasants (Toronto: PIMS, 1981), pp. 193-246.
* 16. P.P.A. Biller, ‘Birth Control in the West in the Thirteenth and Early Fourteenth Centuries’, Past and Present, no. 94 (Feb. 1982), 3-26.
* 17. Richard M. Smith, ‘Hypothèses sur la nuptialité en Angleterre aux XIIIe - XIVe siècles’, Annales: Economies, Sociétés, Civilisations, 38 (1983), 107-36.
18. Jack Goody, The Development of the Family and Marriage in Europe (Cambridge University Press, 1983).
19. David Herlihy, ‘The Making of the Medieval Family: Symmetry, Structure, and Sentiment’, Journal of Family History, 2 (1983), 116-30.
** 20. John Hajnal, ‘Two Kinds of Pre-Industrial Household Formation Systems’, in Richard Wall, Jean Robin, and Peter Laslett, eds., Family Forms in Historic Europe , Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure (London, 1983), pp. 65-104.
21. Judith Bennett, ‘Spouses, Siblings and Surnames: Reconstructing Families from Medieval Court Rolls’, Journal of British Studies, 23 (1983), 26-46.
22. Judith Bennett, ‘The Tie That Binds: Peasant Marriages and Families in Late-Medieval England’, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 15 (1984), 111-29.
23. David Weir, ‘Rather Never than Late: Celibacy and Age at Marriage’, Journal of Family History, 9:4 (Winter 1984), 340-54. Chiefly for the subsequent period; but important for this era.
24. Chris Wilson, ‘Natural Fertility in Pre-Industrial England, 1600 - 1799’, Population Studies, 38 (1984), 225-40.
25. Roger S. Schofield, ‘English Marriage Patterns Revisited’, Journal of Family History, 10:1 (Spring 1985), 2-20. Response to Weir, with important implications for earlier eras.
26. David Herlihy, Medieval Households (Cambridge, Mass. 1985), chapters 4, 5, and 6 (pp. 79 - 156), for the later Middle Ages (on marriages, parenthood, childhood, etc.).
27. David Herlihy and Christiane Klapisch-Zuber, Tuscans and Their Families: A Study of the Florentine Catasto of 1427 (New Haven and London, 1985), chapters 3 - 11: especially chapter 5, ‘ Men and Women’, pp. 131-58; chapter 7, ‘Marriage’, pp. 202-31; chapter 8, ‘Births’, pp. 232-56; chapter 9, ‘Death’, pp. 257-79; chapter 10, ‘The Hearth’, pp. 280-336. This book is a condensation and translation of their earlier monograph: Les Toscans et leurs familles: Une étude du Catasto florentin de 1427 (Paris, 1978).

28. David Nicholas, The Domestic Life of a Medieval City: Women, Children, and the Family in Fourteenth-Century Ghent (Lincoln, Nebraska, 1985), chapters 1, 3, 6-8.

29. H.E. Hallam, ‘Age at First Marriage and Age at Death in the Lincolnshire Fenland, 1252-1478’, Population Studies, 39 (1985), 55-69.
30. Josiah Cox Russell, Late Ancient and Medieval Population Control (Philadelphia, 1985). Another controversial book by Russell.
31. Alan Macfarlane, Marriage and Love in England, 1300 - 1840 (Oxford, 1986).
32. Barbara Hanawalt, The Ties That Bound: Peasant Families in Medieval England (Oxford University Press, 1986).
33. Richard M. Smith, ‘Marriage Processes in the English Past: Some Continuities’, in L. Bonfield, K. Wrightson, and R.M. Smith, eds., The World We Have Gained: Histories of Population and Social Structure (Oxford, 1986), pp. 43-99.
34. Frances and Joseph Gies, Marriage and the Family in the Middle Ages (New York, 1987).
35. Ellen Clark, ‘The Decision to Marry in Thirteenth- and Early Fourteenth-Century Norfolk’, Mediaeval Studies, 49 (1987), 496-511.
36. Judith M. Bennett, Women in the Medieval English Countryside: Gender and Household in Brigstock Before the Plague (Oxford, 1987).
* 37. Josiah Cox Russell, Medieval Demography: Essays, with a preface by David Herlihy, American Medieval Studies: Studies in the Middle Ages, no. 12 (New York: AMS Press, 1987). ISBN 0 404 61442 6
38. P. Galloway, ‘Basic patterns in Annual Variations in Fertility, Nuptiality, Mortality, and Prices in Pre-Industrial Europe’, Population Studies, 42 (1988), 275-304.
39. Walter Prevenier, ed., Marriage and Social Mobility in the Late Middle Ages/ Mariage et mobilité sociale au bas moyen âge, Studia Historica Gandensia no. 274 (Ghent, 1989).
40. David Herlihy, Opera Muliebria: Women and Work in Medieval Europe (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1990).
41. Michael Sheehan and Jacqueline Murray, Domestic Society in Medieval Europe: A Select Bibliography (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1990).
42. Eileen Spring, ‘The Heiress-at-law: English Real Property from a New Point of View’, Law and History Review, 8 (1990), 273-96.
43. John M. Riddle, ‘Oral Contraceptives and Early-Term Abortifacients during Classical Antiquity and the Middle Ages’, Past & Present, no. 132 (August 1991), 3-32.
44. Jean-Louis Flandrin, Sex in the Western World: The Development of Attitudes and Behavior (Philadelphia: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1991).
45. C. Wilson and R. Woods, ‘Fertility in England: A Long-Term Perspective’, Population Studies, 45 (1991), 399 - 415.
46. S.J. Payling, ‘Social Mobility, Demographic Change, and Landed Society in Late-Medieval England’, Economic History Review, 2nd ser., 45 (February 1992), 51-73.
47. J. Dufournet, A. Joris, and P. Toubert, eds., Femmes, mariages, lignages, XIIe - XIVee siècles: Mélanges offers à Georges Duby, Bibliothèque du moyen âge, vol. 1 (Brussels: De Boeck Université, 1992).
48. John M. Riddle, Contraception and Abortion from the Ancient World to the Renaissance (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1992).
49. P.J.P. Goldberg, Women, Work, and Life Cycle in a Medieval Economy: Women in York and Yorkshire, c. 1300-1520 (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1992). Evidence on the European Marriage Pattern.
50. Zvi Razi, ‘The Myth of the Immutable English Family’, Past & Present, no. 140 (August 1993), pp. 3 - 44.
51. Barbara A. Hanawalt, Growing Up in Medieval London: The Experience of Childhood in History (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1993).
52. Merry E. Wiesner, Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe, New Approaches to European History 1 (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993).
53. E. A. Wrigley, ‘Mortality and the European Marriage Pattern System’, in Catherine Geissler and Derek Oddy, eds., Food, Diet, and Economic Change, Past and Present (Leicester: Leicester University Press, 1993), pp. 35-49.
54. Eileen Spring, Law, Land, and Family: Aristocratic Inheritances in England, 1300 to 1800 (Chapel Hill and London, 1993).
55. Jan de Vries, ‘Population’, in Thomas A. Brady, jr., Heiko O. Oberman, and James D. Tracy, eds., Handbook of European History, 1400-1600: Late Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation, Vol. I: Structures and Assertions (Leiden/New York/Cologne: E.J. Brill, 1994), pp. 1 - 50.
56. Merry E. Wiesner, ‘Family, Household, and Community’, in Thomas A. Brady, jr., Heiko O. Oberman, and James D. Tracy, eds., Handbook of European History, 1400-1600: Late Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation, Vol. I: Structures and Assertions (Leiden/New York/Cologne: E.J. Brill, 1994), pp. 51-78.
57. Anthony Molho, Marriage Alliance in Late Medieval Florence (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1994).
58. David Herlihy, ‘Biology and History: The Triumph of Monogamy’, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 25:4 (Spring 1995), 571-83.
59. S.H. Rigby, English Society in the Later Middle Ages: Class, Status and Gender (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1995).
60. David Nicholas, ‘Child and Adolescent Labour in the Late Medieval City: A Flemish Model in Regional Perspective’, English Historical Review, 110 (November 1995), 1103-1131.
61. Jennifer Ward, ed., Women of the English Nobility and Gentry, 1066-1500 (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 1995).
62. Henrietta Leyser, Medieval Women: A Social History of Women in England, 450 - 1500 (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1995).
63. Richard Adair, Courtship, Illegitimacy and Marriage in Early Modern England (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 1996). Although this study concerns the following period (and will appear in the bibliography on early-modern demography), its methodology is useful for this medieval topic.
64. John M. Riddle, ‘Contraception and Early Abortion in the Middle Ages’, in Vern L. Bullough and James A. Brundage, eds., Handbook of Medieval Sexuality (New York, 1996), 263-
65. Katherine L. French, ‘ ‘To Free Them from Binding’: Women in the Late Medieval English Parish’, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 27:3 (Winter 1997), 387-412.
* 66. Rebecca Jean Emigh, ‘Land Tenure, Household Structure, and Age at Marriage in Fifteenth-Century Tuscany’, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 27:4 (Spring 1997), 613-36.
67. Trevor Dean, ‘Marriage and Mutilation: Vendetta in Late Medieval Italy’, Past & Present, no. 157 (November 1997), 3-36.
* 68. Etienne Van de Walle, ‘Flowers and Fruits: Two Thousand Years of Menstrual Regulation’, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 28:2 (Autumn 1997), 183-203. A criticism of the Riddle thesis on fertility controls in ancient and medieval societies.
69. Martha C. Howell, The Marriage Exchange: Property, Social Place, and Gender in the Cities of the Low Countries, 1300 - 1500 (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1998).
70. Maristella Botticini, ‘A Loveless Economy? Intergenerational Altruism and the Marriage Market in a Tuscan Town, 1415 -1436, Journal of Economic History, 59:1 (March 1999): 104-21.
** 71. Richard Smith, ‘Relative Prices, Forms of Agrarian Labour, and Female Marriage Patterns in England, 1350-1800’, in Isabelle Devos and Liam Kennedy, eds., Marriage and Rural: Western Europe Since 1400, CORN Publication Series 3: Comparative Rural History of the North Sea Area (Turnhout: Brepols, 1999), pp. 19-48.
72. Anne Curry and Elizabeth Matthew, eds., Concepts and Patterns of Service in the Later Middle Ages, vol. I: The Fifteenth Century (Woodbridge and Rochester, NY: The Boydell Press, 2000).
73. S. J. Payling, ‘The Economics of Marriage in Late-Medieval England: the Marriage of Heiresses’, The Economic History Review, 2nd ser., 54:3 (August 2001), 413-29.
74. Eileen Spring, ‘A Comment on Payling’s “Economics of Marriage”, The Economic History Review, 2nd ser., 56:2 (May 2003), 346-50.
A comment on S. J. Payling, ‘The Economics of Marriage in Late-Medieval England: the Marriage of Heiresses’, The Economic History Review, 2nd ser., 54:3 (August 2001), 413-29.
75. S.J. Payling, ‘ “The Economics of Marriage”: a Reply to Spring’, The Economic History Review, 2nd ser., 56:2 (May 2003), 351-54.
76. Charles Donanue, Jr., Law, Marriage, and Society in the Later Middle Ages: Arguments about Marriage in Five Courts (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007).
77. Katherine L. French, The Good Women of the Parish: Gender and Religion after the Black Death (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008).
78. Tine de Moor and Jan Luiten Van Zanden, ‘Girl Power: the European Marriage Pattern and Labour Markets in the North Sea Region in the Late Medieval and Early Modern Period’, The Economic History Review, 63:1 (February 2010), 1-33.
* 79. James Foreman-Peck, ‘The Western European Marriage Pattern and Economic Development’, Explorations in Economic History, 48:2 (April 2011), 292-309.

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