Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Sui-Tang China and Its Turko-Mongol NeighborsCulture, Power, and Connections, 580-800$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jonathan Karam Skaff

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199734139

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734139.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 13 December 2019

Negotiating Kinship

Negotiating Kinship

Chapter:
(p.203) 7 Negotiating Kinship
Source:
Sui-Tang China and Its Turko-Mongol Neighbors
Author(s):

Jonathan Karam Skaff

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734139.003.0007

This chapter demonstrates how kinship was demonstrated in Sui-Tang, Turko-Mongol, and Eastern Eurasian societies. It takes a look at the two primary types of kinship bonds in foreign and domestic affairs, which were marriage and fictive kinship. The latter is based on genealogical manipulation, surname bestowal, adoption, and fosterage. The first section focuses on political marriages, including the marriage patterns, and strategic cultures involved, and notes that marriage alliances are one of the most studied features of Eastern Eurasian diplomacy. This is followed by a discussion of fictive kinship, which is taken from the patrimonial preference for modelling the polity on the household.

Keywords:   kinship, marriage, fictive kinship, political marriages, marriage patterns, strategic cultures, marriage alliances, patrimonial preference

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .