Strategies of family continuity after the tragedy of the Hundred-Years War in Saintonge province

Strategies of family continuity after the tragedy of the Hundred-Years War in Saintonge province

Author:  Paul Gary, EHESS, Paris, France

Panel: Reinventing Family Continuity after a War Hecatomb

Abstract

The paper will explore the consequences of the Hundred Years War on the settlement and families of Saintonge province. The author is able to detect new families which settlement will later contribute to the formation of a rural elite. They constructed strong family networks that would maintain their local power for generations.