|Author||: Leslie Tuttle|
|Publisher||: Oxford University Press|
|Total Pages||: 247|
|ISBN 10||: 9780195381603|
|ISBN 13||: 0195381602|
|Language||: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL|
The French obsession with population has roots in the Old Regime, when the nascent French state used its growing power to convince French men and women to marry and procreate large families. Drawing on extensive archival research, Tuttle explores the interactions of men, women, and officials all vying for control of the reproductive process.