Marina Garbellotti

The Italian Family in the Modern Age: a Multiform Reality. Research Paths over the Past Twenty Years

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Keywords: Historiography, History of Family, Early Modern History, Italy.

The essay aims to offer an overview of family history studies in Italy over the past twenty years, exploring the following topics in particular: the role played by affections in modulating family logic and the household’s flexibility to adapt in order to increase or optimize economic resources; the forms of assistance that were given to the family and the ways to obtain them, including by legal procedures; the attention paid to siblings and the role of the elderly, which from a historiographical point of view we might define as ‘new’ relatives; and non-biological parental relationships, which is to say the forms of foster care and adoption practiced in modern times.

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