Le parrainage dans la société rurale danoise entre 1750 et 1830

Bidragets oversatte titel: Fadderskabet i det danske landbosamfund 1750-1830

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    Abstrakt

    In this article the history of godparenthood in Danish rural society is analyzed on the basis of 11,554 instances of godparenthood at the baptisms 1750-1830 in a local community. A variety of information about the lives of the individual inhabitants, retrieved from numerous types of historical sources, has been combined with the godparent lists, providing through the identification of the single godparents the basis for different types of analyzes of godparenthood. The author can therefore present statistical evidence of not only the evolution in the number of godparents per baptism throughout the period in question, but also the characteristics of the “typical” composition of the godparent group with regards to gender, age, civil status and geographical origin. As the database also provides information on the socioeconomic status and the familiar relations of the single individuals, it is possible to examine the importance of the godparents’ social and familiar background as well. The combined results of all the different analyzes show – on an aggregate level – that the relation between parents and godparents in Danish rural society was a relation between peers, even though a tendency towards growing social difference between parents (lower status) and godparents (higher status) seems to be detectable – and that would not be strange, given that this is in complete compliance with the general socioeconomic history of Danish rural society in the period.
    Bidragets oversatte titelFadderskabet i det danske landbosamfund 1750-1830
    OriginalsprogFransk
    TitelLe parrainage en Europe et en Amérique : Pratiques de longue durée (XVIe-XXIe siècle)
    RedaktørerGuido Alfani, Vincent Gourdon, Isabelle Robin
    Antal sider32
    Vol/bind1
    Udgivelses stedBruxelles
    ForlagPeter/Lang Publishing, Inc
    Publikationsdato2015
    Sider227-258
    ISBN (Trykt)978-2-87574-289-6
    ISBN (Elektronisk)978-3-0352-6553-8
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 2015
    NavnHistoire des mondes modernes
    Vol/bind1

    Emneord

    • Fadderskab
    • Landbosamfund
    • Sociale relationer

    Citationsformater

    Thomsen, A. R. (2015). Le parrainage dans la société rurale danoise entre 1750 et 1830. I G. Alfani, V. Gourdon, & I. Robin (red.), Le parrainage en Europe et en Amérique: Pratiques de longue durée (XVIe-XXIe siècle) (Bind 1, s. 227-258). Peter/Lang Publishing, Inc. Histoire des mondes modernes, Bind. 1 https://doi.org/10.3726/978-3-0352-6553-8