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dc.contributor.authorClementsson, Bonnie
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T15:06:30Z
dc.date.available2021-02-10T15:06:30Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/42645
dc.identifier50685*
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/39547
dc.description.abstract"This study brings out the norms and culturally dependent values that formed the basis of the theoretical regulation and the practical handling of incest cases in Sweden 1680–1940, situating this development in a wider European context. It discusses a broad variety of general human subjects that are as important today as they were hundreds of years ago, such as love, death, family relations, religion, crimes, and punishments. By analysing criminal-case material and applications for dispensation, as well as political and legislative sources, the incest phenomenon is explored from different perspectives over a long time period. It turns out that although the incest debate has been dominated by religious, moral, and later medical beliefs, ideas about love, age, and family hierarchies often influenced the assessment of individual incest cases. These unspoken values could be decisive – sometimes life-determining – for the outcome of various incest cases. The book will interest scholars from several different fields of historical research, such as cultural history, the history of crime and of sexuality, family history, history of kinship, and historical marriage patterns. The long time period also broadens the number of potential readers. Since the subject concerns general human issues that are as current today as they were three centuries ago, the topic will also appeal to a non-academic audience. "
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBL History: earliest times to present day::HBLL Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBT History: specific events & topics::HBTB Social & cultural history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1D Europe::1DN Northern Europe, Scandinavia::1DNS Sweden
dc.subject.otherincest
dc.subject.otherincest taboo
dc.subject.otherkinship
dc.subject.othermarriage applications
dc.subject.otherfamily hierarchy
dc.subject.otherfamily history
dc.subject.othercultural history
dc.titleIncest in Sweden, 1680–1940
dc.title.alternativeA history of forbidden relations
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedBydd95227d-5742-4444-a491-ca17fb8fea89
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameLund University Press
oapen.relation.isbn9789198469905
oapen.pages352
oapen.place.publicationLund
dc.dateSubmitted2020-10-20T09:52:49Z


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