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Love riddles, couple formation, and local identity in Eastern France

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The purpose of this article is to show how specific aspects of the popular culture of Lorraine (eastern France) can be linked to distinctive features of the region's historical demography after the Thirty Years War. It examines two customs associated with courtship: the dâyage, an exchange of riddle-like verses between groups of men and women at winter wakes, and the dônage, mock banns of marriage called by young men on the first Sunday of Lent. Both will be shown to have encouraged particula...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1177/0363199003256014

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SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Family History Journal website
Volume:
28
Issue:
3
Pages:
339-363
Publication date:
2003-07-05
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EISSN:
1552-5473
ISSN:
0363-1990
URN:
uuid:b20b6ce8-cc56-4d2b-9af6-eb745d2ee1ba
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ora:4272
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English
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