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Kith, Kin, and NeighborsCommunities and Confessions in Seventeenth-Century Wilno$
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David Frick

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780801451287

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801451287.001.0001

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Courtship and Marriage

Courtship and Marriage

(p.173) Chapter Eight Courtship and Marriage
Kith, Kin, and Neighbors

David Frick

Cornell University Press

This chapter looks at the marriage patterns of Vilnans amid the ethnic and confessional diversities of their city. It looks at the available historical sources on courtship and marriage in seventeenth-century Wilno. Given the nature of the sources—above all, the lack of marriage records over any large period for any of the communities and the absolute lack of church record books for the Ruthenians, both Orthodox and Uniate—the stories told herein are anecdotal, based on a variety of disparate types of documents: a memoir, letters, litigation, testaments, and fragmentary Roman Catholic and Calvinist marriage records. From these, the chapter attempts to produce snapshots of attitudes and patterns surrounding marriage in a few very specific contexts and networks as well as to provide some hypothetical answers to some of the general questions regarding marriage and courtship in Wilno.

Keywords:   marriage patterns, marriage, courtship, marriage records, attitudes on marriage

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