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David Sabean <email@example.com>
Dept. of History, UCLA
I have been working for some time on aspects of European kinship since the late Middle Ages. This includes issues of kinship structure, inheritance systems, property relations, gender, intergenerational dynamics, and theological, juridical, and cultural discourses concerning incest.
|Address:||Dept. of History
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California 90095
|Fax Number:||310 206 9630|
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-German
Reviewer for H-German
|Reviews:||The Transition from Feudalism to Capitalism Redux
|Interests:||European History / Studies
I earned my PhD in history at the University of Wisconsin in 1969, after spending a year studying at the University of Tuebingen. I had a postdoc from the Social Science Research Council to study Anthropology at Cambridge University (1972-3). My first book was: Landbesitz und Familie im suedlichen Oberschwaben vor dem Bauernkrieg (Gustav Fischer Verlag, 1972). I have published three books with Cambridge University Press: Popular Culture and Village Discourse in Early Modern Germany (1984); Property, Production and Family in Neckarhausen, 1700-1870 (1990); and Kinship in Neckarhausen, 1700-1870 (1998). I am currently the recipient of a Humboldt Forschungspreis. I teach the series of courses at UCLA in German history from 1550-1914. I was a Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Geschichte in Goettingen from 1976-1983, and I am currently a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among other courses that I have taught are: Master/Slave Narratives, Male Fantasies: Problems in European Identity, What is Enlightenment?, Production of the Self in the West, Introduction to Ego-Documents, Oedipus Readings: Introduction to the Exploration of the Self in the West, Identity and Subjectivity as Historical Categories, Sacred and Profane in European History since the Renaissance, Religious Conversion in Europe and in Historical Perspective since 1450, Cultural History of German Law since the Renaissance, Religion in German Culture since the Renaissance, International Families in Europe and Beyond since the Late Middle Ages.