Widowers and their sisters-in-law: family crises, horizontally organised relationships and affinal relatives in the nineteenth century

@article{Lanzinger2016WidowersAT,
  title={Widowers and their sisters-in-law: family crises, horizontally organised relationships and affinal relatives in the nineteenth century},
  author={Margareth Lanzinger},
  journal={The History of the Family},
  year={2016},
  volume={23},
  pages={175 - 195}
}
Abstract The period around 1800 was characterised by a remarkable intensification of horizontally organised relationships and horizontally structured interactions such as sibling relations and cousin marriages. At the same time, in-laws stepped onto the historical stage. The aim of this contribution is to shed light on the importance of affinal relatives – above all that of deceased wives’ sisters as preferred spouses – and to reconstruct the difficulties that widowers had to cope with in terms… Expand
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