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Incest and Influence [PDF / EPUB] Incest and Influence Like many gentlemen of his time Charles Darwin married his first cousin In fact marriages between close relatives were commonplace in nineteenth century England and Adam Kuper argues that they played Like many gentlemen of his time Charles Darwin married his first cousin In fact marriages between close relatives were commonplace in nineteenth century England and Adam Kuper argues that they played a crucial role in the rise of the bourgeoisie Incest and Influence shows us just how the political networks of the eighteenth century aristocracy were succeeded by hundreds of in married bourgeois clans in finance and industry in local and national politics in the church and in Incest and Epub / intellectual life In a richly detailed narrative Kuper deploys his expertise as an anthropologist to analyze kin marriages among the Darwins and Wedgwoods in uaker and Jewish banking families and in the Clapham Sect and their descendants over four generations ending with a revealing account of the Bloomsbury Group the most eccentric product of English bourgeois endogamyThese marriage strategies were the staple of novels and contemporaries were obsessed with them But there were concerns Ideas about incest were in flux as theological doctrines were challenged For forty years Victorian parliaments debated whether a man could marry his deceased wife's sister Cousin marriage troubled scientists including Charles Darwin and his cousin Francis Galton provoking revolutionary ideas about breeding and heredityThis groundbreaking study brings out the connection between private lives public fortunes and the history of imperial Britain.


3 thoughts on “Incest and Influence

  1. says:

    An excellent resource and very informative and engaging read


  2. says:

    Scrutinizes cousin marriages and other related by blood unions from Jane Austen's characters to the Darwin family and the great families of the Victorian era


  3. says:

    Fascinating Best read I feel as part of a class or club


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