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Marriage and Family

Kyle Harper

in The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780195336931
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195336931.013.0020

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Marriage and Family

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This article considers both the role of the family in the making of Late Antiquity and the place of Late Antiquity in the history of the family. It begins with a brief survey of the rise of family history in ancient studies. It then analyzes the influence of law, religion, and social structure on the late Roman family. Marriage is viewed as the central strand in the ancient family.

Keywords: family history; Late Antiquity; law; religion; social structure; late Roman family

Article.  23873 words. 

Subjects: Classical Studies ; Ancient Roman History ; Marriage and the Family

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