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Age, Marriage, and Politics in Fifteenth-Century Ragusa

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Age, Marriage, and Politics in Fifteenth-Century Ragusa by David Rheubottom
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This book combines the interdisciplinary insights of history, anthropology, and computing to examine the interrelationships between politics, kinship, and marriage in a late-medieval city-state. At the heart of the study is a reconsideration of 'office' and the ways in which ties of kinship and marriage were mobilized to build electoral success. In fifteenth-century Ragusa (present-day Dubrovnik) membership of the Great Council, which nominated and elected office-holders, was restricted to the legitimate male offspring of patrician brides and grooms. The patrician class was highly endogamous, and the relationship between endogamy and electoral support is an important theme running through this book. A related theme concerns the age differences between spouses, which are shown to have important structural implications for the organization of the casata, kinship relations, and marriage ties. These implications are investigated using a variety of innovative methods, including cohort analysis and computer simulation.
Release date NZ
June 8th, 2000
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
2 maps, tables
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
236
Dimensions
163x242x18
ISBN-13
9780198234128
Product ID
2245431

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