The Family, Sex and Marriage in England, 1500-1800

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This book studies the evolution of the family from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century and how the process radically influenced child-rearing, education, contraception, sexual behaviour and marriage.

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Lawrence Stone was educated at Charterhouse School and Christ Church, Oxford. He was a lecturer at University College, Oxford, from 1947 to 1950, and a Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford, from 1950 to 1963. Since 1963 be has been Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University, and Director of the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies, also at Princeton, since 1969. Professor Stone has contributed numerous articles to learned journals and periodicals. His published works include The Causes of the English Revolution, 1529-1642, Crisis of the Aristocracy, 1558-1641, and (editor) Schooling and Society. He is also author of Sculpture in Britain: The Middle Ages, published in The Pelican History of Art series.

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"The best book of the history of the family in any nation or period." -- --Lawrence Stone,Chronicle of Higher Education

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