Consanguine Family

Consanguine Family

 

according to the American scholar L. Morgan, an ancient form of communal family in which marriage relationships were forbidden between relatives of different generations but permitted among siblings and cousins of all degrees of kinship. The existence of the consanguine family was based on data from the ethnology of the Polynesians (it was ascertained in the 20th century that this data was erroneous). Most modern Soviet scholars do not recognize the consanguine family and consider the intermarriage of two exogamous clans to be the most ancient form of communal marriage.

REFERENCE

Pershits, A. I. “Rannie formy sem’i i braka v osveshchenii sovetskoi etnograficheskoi nauki.” Voprosy istorii, 1967, no. 2.
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