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Parental rights and obligations
(2,263 words)

1. Introduction

Parental rights and obligations today are understood to be the rights and duties of a mother and father, who are equally entitled to take responsibility for the care and upbringing of their non-adult children, that is, to provide for their full physical, spiritual, ethical, and religious develop…

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Scholz-Löhnig, Cordula, “Parental rights and obligations”, 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 28 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_018708>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200721



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