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Kinship, terminology of
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1. Basics and linguistic typology

Terminology is an important source for reconstructing the changes in structure and significance of historical kinship relationships. Anthropology and ethnology (see Ethnography) early on drew on kinship terminology for the analysis of social structure [5], on the assumption that changes in kinship terminology are the result of socio-structural change. In many cultures, if certain degrees of…

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Gestrich, Andreas, “Kinship, terminology of”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_029739>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124

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