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Unformatted text preview: 2. Infrastructure maintenance VI. Family A. Differences between North and South 1. Lineage group a. Weak in North outside of aristocracy b. Stronger in South, where more poor people owned land B. Generally a nuclear family C. Patriarchal, but lots of widows D. Inheritance 1. Partible–all children or sons get the same– divides up holdings if population is increasing 2. Impartible–e.g., primogeniture–leaves all but one person out in the cold E. Marriage 1. In North men and women marry in early twenties 2. In South bigger age discrepancy, with women in teens 3. Dowry replaced reverse dowry by end of 12 th century 4. Love had little to do with marriage 5. Celibate life in orders was an alternative F. Children–did parents love children?...
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- Middle Ages, A. Carbohydrates B., Upper-class life A., Village life A., poor medical care