LES FILLES DU ROI AU XVIIe SIÈCLE, FRENCH EDITION
Orphans in France, pioneers in Canada. The Daughters of the King in the 17th century followed by a biographical directory of the Daughters of the King.
- Language : french
- ISBN : 9782894063408
- Number of pages : 280 pages
- Release date : june 2013
- BIBLIO. QUÉBÉCOISE Edition
- Writing by : Yves Landry
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This masterful study on the demographic behavior of the 764 immigrant women sent to New France by King Louis XIV between 1663 and 1673, to populate his Canadian colony, was originally published in 1992. Confronted with pressing marriage conditions – the men with the search for a wife were six to fourteen times more numerous than marriageable women – these orphans became the mothers of the Quebec nation. By their ability to adapt to the conditions of the country, their high fertility and their remarkable constitution, they have contributed to a demographic boom unprecedented in the annals of the New World.
The reissue of this work, in the context of commemorating the 350th anniversary of the first contingent of Daughters of the King, takes advantage of all the genealogical discoveries made since 1992 in France. The Biographical Directory of the Daughters of the King is thus augmented with thousands of new information concerning the origins of these women; A unique synthesis of precious information, it has become essential in the history of the population of Quebec.
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