By Dalia Leinarte

This booklet investigates marriage and divorce within the nineteenth-century eu territories of the Russian Empire. It uncovers the way in which a peasant neighborhood hired unsanctioned marital behaviour, comparable to cohabitation and bigamy, between others, with a view to reply to the exterior components that had an impression at the family members existence, together with transmission of inheritance and family constitution. Lithuania used to be a part of the Tsarist Empire till 1914. this example examine unearths how below usually restrictive legislation and rules – serfdom as much as 1861, and the pervasive position of the Church, as well as deep-rooted typical practices – men and women have the ability to normalize their family members existence. the amount is predicated on quite a lot of archival resources and uncovers familial behaviour either from someone and group perspectives.

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