Kith and Kin: Ties of Blood and Marriage

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Kith and Kin : Ties of Blood and Marriage. / Esmark, Kim; Sigurdsson, Jon Vidar; Vogt, Helle.

Nordic Elites in in Transformation, c. 1050–1250, Volume II Social Networks. ed. / Kim Esmark; Lars Hermanson; Hans Jacob Orning. Routledge, 2020. p. 11-32.

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Harvard

Esmark, K, Sigurdsson, JV & Vogt, H 2020, Kith and Kin: Ties of Blood and Marriage. in K Esmark, L Hermanson & HJ Orning (eds), Nordic Elites in in Transformation, c. 1050–1250, Volume II Social Networks. Routledge, pp. 11-32. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003023005-3

APA

Esmark, K., Sigurdsson, J. V., & Vogt, H. (2020). Kith and Kin: Ties of Blood and Marriage. In K. Esmark, L. Hermanson, & H. J. Orning (Eds.), Nordic Elites in in Transformation, c. 1050–1250, Volume II Social Networks (pp. 11-32). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003023005-3

Vancouver

Esmark K, Sigurdsson JV, Vogt H. Kith and Kin: Ties of Blood and Marriage. In Esmark K, Hermanson L, Orning HJ, editors, Nordic Elites in in Transformation, c. 1050–1250, Volume II Social Networks. Routledge. 2020. p. 11-32 https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003023005-3

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Esmark, Kim ; Sigurdsson, Jon Vidar ; Vogt, Helle. / Kith and Kin : Ties of Blood and Marriage. Nordic Elites in in Transformation, c. 1050–1250, Volume II Social Networks. editor / Kim Esmark ; Lars Hermanson ; Hans Jacob Orning. Routledge, 2020. pp. 11-32

Bibtex

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