Married women and the law in premodern northwest Europe / edited by Cordelia Beattie and Matthew Frank Stevens.
Contributor(s): Beattie, Cordelia | Stevens, Matthew Frank.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Gender in the Middle Ages: v. 8.Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2013Description: 1 online resource (248 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781782041146; 1782041141.Subject(s): Women -- History | Women -- Social conditions | Married women -- Europe, Northern -- Social conditionsAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Married women and the law in premodern northwest Europe.DDC classification: 306.87230940902 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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There has been a tendency in scholarship on premodern women and the law to see married women as hidden from view, obscured by their husbands in legal records. This volume provides a corrective view, arguing that the extent to which the legal principle of 'coverture' applied has been over-emphasized. In particular, it points up differences between the English common law position, which gave husbands guardianship over their wives and their wives' property, and the position elsewhere in northwest Europe, where wives' property became part of a community of property.
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.
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