Judicial archives and the history of the Romanian family: domestic conflict and the Orthodox Church in the eighteenth century

  title={Judicial archives and the history of the Romanian family: domestic conflict and the Orthodox Church in the eighteenth century},
  author={Constanța Vintilă-Ghițulescu},
  journal={The History of the Family},
  pages={261 - 277}
The present study explores the importance of judicial archives for the study of the family in the eighteenth century. In the absence of parish registers and of narratives of the self or other literary documents from the period, the judicial archives maintained by the ecclesiastical courts remain a unique source for the study of domestic conflict in the period. Amongst other instances of familial discord, divorce is the one which best reflects what was at stake both for the social agents and for… Expand
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