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The families of the lower stratum in the Neo-Assyrian Period are divided into three main types: nuclear/simple family; extended family; multiple-family kinship group. In each type the family may include attachés who have no blood ties to the family members and who are not married to any of them, such as slaves, apprentices and others. Single brothers that lived together in the same house are not defined in this chapter as a family except in the case of a married man whose single brother lives with him. A single person with a maid that he owns who lives with him in the same house are also not defined here as a family; but a son, including a eunuch, who lives with his mother are defined as a nuclear family of type A5.

Keywords: extended family; lower stratum families; multiple-family kinship group; Neo-Assyrian Period; nuclear family



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