By Sabine R. Hübner,David M. Ratzan

because the adjustments within the conventional kinfolk speeded up towards the top of the 20th century, loads of consciousness got here to target fathers, either smooth and historic. whereas teachers and politicians alike singled out the conspicuous and turning out to be absence of the fashionable father as a very important issue affecting modern kin and social dynamics, old historians and classicists have hardly explored historic father-absence, regardless of the chance that almost a 3rd of all young children within the historic Mediterranean international have been fatherless ahead of they grew to become fifteen. the share of kids raised via unmarried moms, kinfolk, step-parents, or others was once hence no less than as excessive in antiquity because it is this day. This e-book assesses the wide-ranging influence excessive degrees of power father-absence had at the cultures, politics, and households of the traditional world.

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