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Author Blum, Carol, 1934-

Title Strength in numbers : population, reproduction, and power in eighteenth-century France / Carol Blum
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 261 pages) : illustrations
Contents ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Chapter One: The Value of Kings ""; ""Chapter Two: and the “Depopulation Letters�""; ""Chapter Three: Celibacy""; ""Chapter Four: Divorce, the Demographic Spur""; ""Chapter Five: Polygamy""; ""Chapter Six: Rousseau and the Paradoxes of Reproduction""; ""Chapter Seven: Population Politics in Revolution""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Summary "In the eighteenth century France became convinced it was losing population. While not technically true (France was merely failing to gain population as rapidly as Great Britain and the German states), the public's belief in a national fertility crisis had far-reaching consequences. In Strength in Numbers: Population, Reproduction, and Power in Eighteenth-Century France, Carol Blum shows how intellectuals used "natalism" as a means of criticizing the monarchy and the Catholic Church in their pursuit of social change."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-250) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Human reproduction -- Moral and ethical aspects -- France -- History -- 18th century
Sexual ethics -- France -- History -- 18th century
Social values -- France -- History -- 18th century
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Demography.
Human reproduction -- Moral and ethical aspects
Population policy
Sexual ethics
Social values
Seksuele ethiek.
Sociale waarden.
SUBJECT France -- Population policy -- History -- 18th century
Subject France
Genre/Form History
Geschiedenis (vorm)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0801874688