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Married women and the law in premodern northwest Europe

Author: Cordelia Beattie; Matthew Frank Stevens
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Rochester, N.Y. : Boydell Press, 2013.
Series: Gender in the Middle Ages, v. 8.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fresh approaches to how premodern women were viewed in legal terms, demonstrating how this varied from country to country and across the centuries.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cordelia Beattie; Matthew Frank Stevens
ISBN: 9781843838333 1843838338
OCLC Number: 814271053
Description: 248 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Inheritance, property and marriage in medieval Norway / Lars Ivar Hansen --
Spousal disputes, the marital property system, and the law in later medieval Sweden / Mia Korpiola --
When two worlds collide : marriage and the law in medieval Ireland / Gillian Kenny --
Married women, crime and the courts in late medieval Wales / Lizabeth Johnson --
Peasant women, agency and status in late thirteenth- and early fourteenth-century England : some reconsiderations / Miriam Müller --
London's married women, debt litigation and coverture in the Court of Common Pleas / Matthew Frank Stevens --
Married women, contracts and coverture in late medieval England / Cordelia Beattie --
Property, family and partnership : married women and legal capability in late medieval Ghent / Shennan Hutton --
"For his interest"? : Women, debt and coverture in early modern Scotland / Cathryn Spence --
The worth of married women witnesses in the English Church courts, 1550-1730 / Alexandra Shepard --
Married women, work and the law : evidence from early modern Germany / Sheilagh Ogilvie.
Series Title: Gender in the Middle Ages, v. 8.
Responsibility: edited by Cordelia Beattie and Matthew Frank Stevens.

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