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


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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 261 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-250) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
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Subject France -- Population policy -- History -- 18th century.
Human reproduction -- Moral and ethical aspects -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Sexual ethics -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Social values -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Genre Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Geschiedenis (vorm)
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.
Other Title Print version: Blum, Carol, 1934- Strength in numbers. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002 0801868106