Spiritual Kinship in Europe, 1500-1900

Hardcover | April 15, 2012

EditorGuido Alfani, VINCENT GOURDON

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The authors in this volume analyze spiritual kinship in Europe from the end of the Middle Ages to the Industrial Age. Uniquely comparing Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox views and practices, the chapters look at changes in theological thought over time as well as in social customs related to spiritual kinship, including godparenthood.

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The authors in this volume analyze spiritual kinship in Europe from the end of the Middle Ages to the Industrial Age. Uniquely comparing Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox views and practices, the chapters look at changes in theological thought over time as well as in social customs related to spiritual kinship, including godparenthood.

GUIDO ALFANI is assistant professor at Bocconi University, Italy,and Honorary Research Fellowat the University of Glasgow, UK. He is chief editor of the journal Popolazione e Storia. An economic and social historian, and an historical demographer, he is an expert of godparenthood in medieval and early modern Europe; on this topic he p...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.64 × 5.63 × 1.12 inPublished:April 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230362214

ISBN - 13:9780230362215

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Table of Contents

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Contributors
Spiritual Kinship and Godparenthood: an Introduction; G.Alfani& V.Gourdon
PART I: THE EARLY MODERN PERIOD
Immigrants and Formalisation of Social Ties in Early Modern Italy; G.Alfani
Ecclesiastical Godparenthood in Early Modern Murcia; A.Irigoyen
Godparenthood and Social Networks in an Italian Rural Community: Nonantola, Sixteenth-Seventeenth Centuries; G.Alfani& C.Munno
Godparenthood and Social Relationships in France under the Old Regime: Lyons as a Case Study; E.Couriol
PART II: GODPARENTHOOD FROM THE EARLY EIGHTEENTH CENTURY TO THE AGE OF INDUSTRIALIZATION
What’s in a Name? Choosing Kin Godparents in Nineteenth Century Paris; V.Gourdon
Spiritual Kinship, Political Mobilization and Social Cooperation: a Swiss Alpine valley in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries; S.Guzzi
PART III: REFORMED GODPARENTHOOD
Kin, Neighbours or Prominent Persons? Godparenthood in a Finnish Rural Community in the First Half of the Eighteenth Century; K-M.Piilahti
Who Wants to be a Godparent? Baptisms in a Lutheran Churchin Paris, 1755-1804; T.Ericsson
PART IV: EASTERN EUROPE AND EUROPEANS ABROAD
Godparenthood in the Russian Orthodox Tradition: Custom against the Law; M.Muravyeva
The French in Gold Rush San Francisco and Spiritual Kinship; A.Foucrier
Notes
Bibliography