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By Christopher H. Johnson, Bernhard Jussen, David Warren Sabean, Simon Teuscher

ISBN-10: 0857457497

ISBN-13: 9780857457493

ISBN-10: 0857457500

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The note "blood" awakens historical principles, yet we all know little approximately its historic illustration in Western cultures. Anthropologists have almost always studied how societies take into consideration the physically ingredients that unite them, and the individuals to this quantity advance these questions in new instructions. Taking a considerably historic viewpoint that enhances conventional cultural analyses, they show how blood and kinship have continuously been reconfigured in eu tradition. This quantity demanding situations the concept that blood could be understood as a solid entity, and indicates how recommendations of blood and kinship moved in either parallel and divergent instructions over the process eu historical past.

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53–55. Cf. Aristotle Politica 1252a–b. Cf. Burkert, “Blutsverwandtschaft,” 253. ሂሃ Chapter 2 The Bilineal Transmission of Blood in Ancient Rome ሂሃ Philippe Moreau The Debate During the past several decades, historians of Rome have been considering a series of questions raised by anthropologists about the symbolic meanings of bodily humors, especially blood. 2 Both scholars have concluded that in republican and imperial Rome, blood was understood to be transmitted bilineally; that is, a child of either sex received sanguis from father as well as mother.

In a legal context, such as intestate succession, Roman jurists had to restrict the group of consanguinei to the sons and daughters of the deceased. Thus, according to the Twelve Tables, emancipated sons did not inherit and were excluded from the sui heredes, although no one would have doubted a consanguineous relation to their siblings in a common sense. 72 In the end, it would seem that consanguinity really did not play much of a role in Roman legal kinship. It has been said above that the Roman Republic developed marriage regulations with the most complex incest taboos in classical antiquity and that these regulations enforced exogamy.

On the bonorum possessio, see Kaser, Privatrecht, 698–701. 20b. On the tutela, see Kaser, Privatrecht, 85–90; Hanard, “Observation sur l’adgnatio,” 201–2; on the tutela mulieris, see Jane Gardner, Women in Roman Law and Society (London and Sydney, 1995), 14–22. 36 Blood & Kinship 21. 127. 104. Cf. Yan Thomas, “The Division of Sexes in Roman Law,” in A History of Women, vol. 1, From Ancient Goddesses to Christian Saints, ed. P. Schmitt Pantel (Cambridge, MA, 1994), 83–138. 22. 1–3. 23. 5 on Hadrian: the emperor had a pater exiled who had killed his son for committing adultery with his stepmother.

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