Age, marriage, and politics in fifteenth-century Ragusa /
David Rheubottom.
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Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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x, 220 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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0198234120 (acid-free paper)
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Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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0198234120 (acid-free paper)
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3795609
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Based on comprehensive analysis of archival data ... A rich and detailed picture of the genealogical connections and social characteristics of the ruling elite emerges from the analyses.
... combines the interdisciplinary insights of history, anthropology, and computing to examine the interrelation between politics, kinship, and marriage in a late-medieval city-state ... using a variety of innovative methods, including cohort analysis and computer simulation.
Introduction Ragusa: Trade and Territory Ragusan Government and the Quest for Offices The Casata Casata Unity: Size and Political Muscle Betrothal Order, Dowry, and the 'Sisters First' Principle The Casata, Genealogical Skewing, and Political Support Changes in the Great Council and Political Competition Bureaucracy and Office Conclusion
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This text examines the interrelationships between politics, kinship, and marriage in a late-medieval city-state. It includes a reconsideration of office and the ways in which ties of kinship and marriage were mobilised to build electoral success.
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This book combines the insights of history and anthropology with innovative techniques such as computer simulation to investigate the relationships between politics, kinship, and marriage in the late-medieval city-state of Ragusa (present-day Dubrovnik). At its heart is a reconsideration of 'office' and the ways in which ties of kinship and marriage were mobilized to build electoral success.
Long Description
This book combines the interdisciplinary insights of history, anthropology, and computing to examine the interrelationships between politics, kinship, and marriage in a late-medieval city-state. At the heart of the study is a reconsideration of 'office' and the ways in which ties of kinship and marriage were mobilized to build electoral success. In fifteenth-century Ragusa (present-day Dubrovnik) membership of the Great Council, which nominated and elected office-holders, was restricted to the legitimate male offspring of patrician brides and grooms. The patrician class was highly endogamous, and the relationship between endogamy and electoral support is an important theme running through this book. A related theme concerns the age differences between spouses, which are shown to have important structural implications for the organization of the casata, kinship relations, and marriage ties. These implications are investigated using a variety of innovative methods, including cohort analysis and computer simulation.
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'Based on comprehensive analysis of archival data... A rich and detailed picture of the genealogical connections and social characteristics of the ruling elite emerges from the analyses' -Journal of the Royal Anthropological InstituteThis book combines the insights of history and anthropology with innovative techniques such as computer simulation to investigate the relationships between politics, kinship, and marriage in the late-medieval city-state of Ragusa (present-day Dubrovnik). At its heart is a reconsideration of 'office' and the ways in which ties of kinship and marriage were mobilized to build electoral success.
Main Description
This book combines the interdisciplinary insights of history, anthropology, and computing to examine the interrelationships between politics, kinship, and marriage in a late-medieval city-state. At the heart of the study is a reconsideration of 'office' and the ways in which ties of kinshipand marriage were mobilized to build electoral success. In fifteenth-century Ragusa (present-day Dubrovnik) membership of the Great Council, which nominated and elected office-holders, was restricted to the legitimate male offspring of patrician brides and grooms. The patrician class was highlyendogamous, and the relationship between endogamy and electoral support is an important theme running through this book. A related theme concerns the age differences between spouses, which are shown to have important structural implications for the organization of the casata, kinship relations, andmarriage ties. These implications are investigated using a variety of innovative methods, including cohort analysis and computer simulation.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Ragusa: Trade and Territory
Ragusan Government and the Quest for Offices
The Casata
Casata Unity: Size and Political Muscle
Betrothal Order, Dowry, and the `Sisters First' Principle
The Casata, Genealogical Skewing, and Political Support
Changes in the Great Council and Political Competition
Bureaucracy and Office
Conclusion
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