Uitsterven of uithuwelijken? een analyse van het demografisch gedrag van de adel in Friesland in de 18de en 19de eeuw

Kuiper, Y., 1986, In : Tijdschrift voor Sociale Geschiedenis. 12, 3, p. 269-299 31 p.

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Just like other elites in early-modern Europe the Dutch elite of the Frisian gentry struggled with the process of dying out since the 18th century. Which factors were responsible for this trend and how did these noble families in Frisia try to persist their power, wealth and prestige by changing their strategies of marriage? Comparisons are made with demographic research on the British peerage (T. Hollingsworth) and gentry (L. Stone) and the patriciate of the town of Geneva (L. Henry).
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)269-299
Number of pages31
JournalTijdschrift voor Sociale Geschiedenis
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1986


  • Nobility, Elite, Demography, Marriage Strategy, Fertility, Death Rate

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