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Underworlds : the dead, the criminal, and the marginalized

Author: Robert I Burns; Alfonso, King of Castile and Leon; Samuel Parsons Scott
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001.
Series: Las siete partidas, v. 5; Middle Ages series.
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A major thirteenth-century Spanish law code whose tenets can still be found in the state laws of California, Texas, and Louisiana.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Siete partidas. English.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001
(DLC) 00060738
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert I Burns; Alfonso, King of Castile and Leon; Samuel Parsons Scott
ISBN: 9780812208566 0812208560
OCLC Number: 847550278
Description: 1 online resource (lx, 1175-1492 pages).
Contents: Cover; LAS SIETE PARTIDAS; THE MIDDLE AGES SERIES; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Introduction to the Sixth Partida; Testament as Perspective: Numbers; The Testator; The Universal Heir; Legacies and Legatees, the Executor; Wards: Guardians and Administrators; Codicils, the Intestate, Slaves; Context and Meaning; Suggestions for Reading; Introduction to the Seventh Partida; Alfonso's Structure of Crime; Treason, Infamy, Corruption; Homicide and Violence; Robbery, Theft, Larceny, Fraud; Sex Crimes; Sorcery and Magic; The Jews; Mudejars: Muslims Under the Latins; Heretics, Assassins, Blasphemers. Prisons, Punishment, Torture, PardonsAppendixes: Legal Maxims and Tags; The Formation of a Persecuting Society?; Suggestions for Reading; Partidas VI and VII: Analytical Table of Contents; Partida VI: Text in Translation; Partida VII: Text in Translation; Index; ANALYTICAL TABLE OF CONTENTS; SIXTH PARTIDA: SUCCESSION; Title I: Testaments; Law I: Nature, Kinds, and Execution; Law II: Attestation; Law lll: Interruption During Execution; Law IV: Execution by Knights; Law V: Incapacity Removed by Royal Favor; Law VI: Attestation by Less than Required Number. Law VII: Division of Property Under Irregular TestamentLaw VIII: Revocation; Law IX: Qualifications of Witnesses; Law X: Same; H ermaphroditus; Law XI: Same; Beneficiaries; Law XII: Material of Testament; Law XIII: Testamentary Capacity; Law XIV: Same; Blind Excluded; Law XV: Same; Convicts Generally Excluded; Law XVI: Same; Likewise Hostages and Slaves; Law XVII: Same; Members of Religious Orders; Law XVIII: Revocation by Change in Testator's Condition; Law XIX: Same; Reestablishment; Law XX: Revocation by Subsequent Birth or Adoption; Law XXI: Revocation by Subsequent Testament. Law XXII: Same Exceptions; Law XXIII: Same; Requisites; Law XXIV: Revocation by Mutilation; Law XXV: Power of Revocation Unlimited; Law XXVI: Preventing Execution of Testament; Penalty; Law XXVII: Same; Purpose and Manner; Law XXVIII: Same; By Slaveholder; Law XXIX: Same; Penalty; Law XXX: Same; In Case of Romeros and Pilgrims; Law XXXI: Protection of Latters' Intestate Property; Law XXXII: Same; Duties of Officers; Title II: Sealed, Closed, or Mystic Testaments; Law I: Who May Request Opening; Law II: Same; Procedure; Law Ill: Manner of Opening and Publication. Law IV: Procedure in Case of Unwritten TestamentLaw V: Who Entitled to Copies; Law VI: Testator's Directions for Opening; Title III: Institution of Heirs; Law I: Nature and Advantages; Law II: Who May Be Instituted; Law III: Institution of Slave; Law IV: Who May Not Be Instituted; Law V: Same; Widow Remarrying Within a Year; Law VI: Form of Institution; Law VII: Should Be in Testament Itself; Law VIII: Instituted Heir Unaffected by Later Conditions; Law IX: Describing Property in Codicil Without Designating Heir; Law X: Manner of Instituting Heir; Law XI: Same.
Series Title: Las siete partidas, v. 5; Middle Ages series.
Other Titles: Siete partidas.
Responsibility: translated by Samuel Parsons Scott ; edited by Robert I. Burns.
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Robert I. Burns, S.J., is a senior professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Director of the Institute of Medieval Mediterranean Spain in Playa del Rey, California. A Read more...

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