The Politics of Marriage Among Non-Catholic European Royalty

@article{Fleming1973ThePO,
  title={The Politics of Marriage Among Non-Catholic European Royalty},
  author={Patricia Harvey Fleming},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={1973},
  volume={14},
  pages={231 - 249}
}
  • P. H. Fleming
  • Published 1 June 1973
  • History, Economics
  • Current Anthropology
Examination of a ten-generation genealogy of nonCatholic European royalty reveals that the ascription of royal status here depends on certain narrowly defined biosocial conditions of kinship. Ranking of individuals within a royal family is rigidly determined by explicit rules of succession; ranking between royal houses is variable according to the political strength and stability of the families. Both of these systems of beyond the general injunction that marriage should be with another royal… 
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