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Entailing Perpetuity: Family, Power, Identity. The Social Agency of a Corporate Body (Southern Europe, 14th-17th Centuries)

Project description

Taking a closer look at entailment as kinship-based organisation

Designed to protect family inheritances and enable the reproduction of elite social status, entailment is a legal phenomenon most relevant to premodern southern European societies. Aiming to explain how entailment became possible, how it functioned and why it lasted so many centuries, the EU-funded VINCULUM project will investigate cases from the 14th to the 17th centuries in both continental and Atlantic spaces. To explore the claim that entails functioned as a key social agent, the project will delve deep into public archives and gain unprecedented access to extensive family archives. Engaging historical anthropology and archival science, the data collected will form a large database of thousands of entails.

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-COG
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Host institution

UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Address
Campus De Campolide
1099 085 Lisboa
Portugal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 591 450

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 1 591 450
Address
Campus De Campolide
1099 085 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments