Contents: Margarida Duraes/Antoinette Fauve-Chamoux/Llorenc Ferrer Alos/Jan Kok: Introduction: Historicizing Well-Being from a Gender Perspective - Marie-Pierre Arrizabalaga: Marriage Strategies and Well-Being among 19th Century Basque Property Owners - Emilia Lagido: Consanguineous Marriages as a Strategy of Well-Being. An Example from 19th Century Alto Minho - Isabel dos Guimaraes Sa: Cousin Marriage and Well-Being among the Portuguese Royal Family during the 15th and 16th Centuries - Constanta Vintila-Ghitulescu: Marriage Strategies, Women's Dowries and Conflicts between Relatives in Romanian Society (18th Century) - Norberta Amorim/Carlota Santos: Marriage Strategies in Azorean Communities of Pico Island (19th Century). Differentiated Female Behaviour in Choosing a Lifelong Partner - Beatrice Craig: When Generation Trumped Sex. Widow's Well-Being and the Transmission of Family Business in 19th Century Northern France - Margarida Duraes: Providing Well-Being to Women through Inheritance and Succession. Portugal in the 18th and 19th Centuries - Beatrice Moring: Men, Women and Property in Finland and Sweden in the 18th and 19th Centuries - Llorenc Ferrer Alos: Achieving Well-Being in Spain through the Single Heir System (18th-19th Centuries) - Richard Paping: Gender and the Intergenerational Transfer of Property and Social Position in the 18th and early 19th Century Northern Dutch Countryside - Kari Telste: Children Born out of Wedlock. Legal Rights and Social Reforms in Norway from the 17th Century to the Present - Helena Cristina F. Machado: Illegitimate Children and Court Procedures for the Determination of Paternity in Portugal (1893-1966). Gendered and Social Differences on Acceding to Inheritance - Paulo Lopes Matos: Female Life Courses and Property Transmission in the Azorean Periphery (Portugal). The Case of the Island of Sao Jorge in the 19th Century - Ofelia Rey Castelao: Well-Being or Survival? Women's Future and Family Transmission Strategies in North-Western Rural Spain, 18th-19th Centuries - Antoinette Fauve-Chamoux: To Remarry or Not: Well-Being, Female Property and Widowhood in Early-Modern France - Mikolaj Szoltysek: Female Headship, Household Position, and Gendered Well-Being in Peasant Societies. Evidence from the Territories of the Historical Kingdom of Poland (18th Century) - Solvi Sogner: Gender, Well-Being, and Old Age for Persons without a Life-Companion. A Rural Case Study around the Turn of the Century 1900. Rendalen, Norway - Mary Louise Nagata: Provisions for Care and Neighborhood Funds in Early Modern Kyoto.
The Editors: Margarida Duraes is Professor of Contemporary History
at University of Minho (Portugal) where she teaches History of
Family and History of Migrations. She developed comparative
international projects in cooperation with Brasil, Spain and
Antoinette Fauve-Chamoux, a social historian and historical demographer, is Maitre de Conferences at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Centre de Recherches Historiques/CNRS, Paris (France), where she teaches History of the Family.
Llorenc Ferrer i Alos is Professor Catedratico at the Department of Contemporary History at Barcelona University (Spain) where he teaches economic and social history. His interests are family history, agrarian history, historical demography and industrialization.
Jan Kok publishes on family history, historical demography and Information and Communications Technology/ICT-related research practices in the Humanities. He is senior researcher at the Virtual Knowledge Studio and the International Institute of Social History (The Netherlands) and visiting professor at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium).
"(...) this book is evidently a distinctive academic tome that will be of interest to anyone interested in history and the development of women's rights in Europe." (Bulletin Quotidien Europe)