Родът и семейството в ранносредновековна Западна Европа (по англосаксонски и франкски материал) [The Family in Western Europe in the 5th–9th Centuries (On Anglo-Saxon and Frankish Material)]
Епохи. – В. Търново: УИ „Св. св. Кирил и Методий”, 2003, Том 11, бр. 1-2, с. 51-57. ISSN 2534-8418 (Online); ISSN 1310-2141 (Print)
The paper examines the type of the kinship system and the size and structure of the family in Western Europe in the 5th–9th centuries. The author reaches the conclusion that the Germanic kinship structure was patrilinear and the ties of blood still played an important role in the life of the individual. But at the same time the state and the Church were gradually taking away from the family important economic, social and political functions.
The period from the 5th to the 9th century was a time of a gradual evolution of the family in Western Europe in the direction of the nuclear family, including only the parents and their children.
kinship system, family, Germanic kinship structure, patrilinear structure, nuclear family.