The course aims to introduce marriage, family and kinship relations as basic and shared segments of culture, which provide orientation to human lives, structure them and help to define oneself in the network of social relationships. The course focuses also on the historical and geographical conditionality and variability of these basic forms of experiencing of a human destiny. The course works with the outcomes of the modern historical research, which advanced the study of different forms of marriage, family life and an old age and childhood in the ancient, medieval and modern society.
The main aim of the course is to organize and supplement the students’ knowledge of family and kinship. The course should lead them to an understanding of transcultural principles of family life as well as historically conditioned logic of different socio-cultural systems.
CARRIERE; J.- C., VIGNE, D. Frauen suchen ihre Geschichte. Historische Studien zum 19. und 20. Jahrhun-dert. München 1983.
DAUMAS, M. Le Mariage amoureux. Histoire du lien conjugal sous l´Ancien Régime. Paris 2004.
GODINEAU, D. Les femmes dans la société francaise 16e -18e siecle. Paris 2003.
GOODY, J. L´Evolution de la famille et du mariage en Europe. Paris 1985.