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Consanguinity in Context (Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology) Hardcover – June 29, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-0521781862 ISBN-10: 0521781868 Edition: 0th

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"Professor Alan H. Bittles offers the reader a comprehensive, balanced overview of consanguinity - including historical, legal, medical, socioeconomic, religious and geographical perspectives. Packed with fascinating facts on the history of consanguinity, and statistics comparing practices and resources between countries, Consanguinity in Context makes for 'must read' material on a complex, often controversial, issue."
OrphaNews Europe

"I found Alan Bittles' book to be extremely fascinating. Bittles provides an eye-opening and exhaustive review of the political, religious, economic, social, and biological factors impinging on consanguineous unions. His goal for this work is well summarized at the end of chapter one: '... to provide an appropriately extensive framework of information within which the subject [of consanguineous unions] can be rationally and dispassionately evaluated.' Consanguinity in Context admirably fulfills this objective."
Jamie Schwendinger-Schreck, The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine

"This book is a treasure trove of information and anecdotes on consanguineous unions."
Elof Axel Carlson, The Quarterly Review of Biology

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Consanguinity in Context will appeal to a wide readership, from clinicians and geneticists to anthropologists and social scientists. Written in an approachable manner, with excellent illustrations and relevant background information, this book is the essential guide to the controversial medical and social issue of intra-familial marriage.

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