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.
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Funding SchemeERC-COG - Consolidator Grant
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